Snail, Purple Leopard Ramshorn


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Planorbella duryi

Minimum: 5+ snails

Add a touch of elegance and practicality to your aquatic or terrarium setup with Purple Leopard Ramshorn Snails. Known for their striking coloration and beneficial cleaning abilities, these snails are a fantastic addition to any environment. They are excellent algae eaters and detritivores, helping to maintain a clean and healthy ecosystem.

Key Features:

  1. Aesthetic Appeal: The unique purple and leopard-spotted shell pattern makes these snails a visually stunning addition to any aquarium or terrarium.
  2. Efficient Algae Eaters: Purple Leopard Ramshorn Snails help control algae growth, keeping your tank or enclosure clean and clear.
  3. Detritus Removal: These snails consume decaying plant matter and leftover food, reducing waste and maintaining water quality.
  4. Hardy and Low-Maintenance: Known for their resilience, these snails are easy to care for and adapt well to various environments.
  5. Breeding: Ramshorn snails reproduce easily, ensuring a steady population that can help maintain the cleanliness of your setup.


  • Species: Purple Leopard Ramshorn Snail (Planorbidae family)
  • Size: Up to 1 inch in diameter
  • Habitat: Suitable for freshwater aquariums, ponds, and terrariums
  • Diet: Algae, detritus, decaying plant material, and leftover food
  • Quantity: Each order includes a healthy starter group of snails


  • Improved Water Quality: By consuming algae and detritus, these snails help maintain clear and clean water conditions.
  • Waste Reduction: Efficient at eating leftover food and plant debris, reducing the risk of waste buildup.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: The beautiful purple and leopard patterns add a decorative element to your setup.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to care for, making them a perfect choice for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike.
  • Balanced Ecosystem: Contribute to a balanced and healthy ecosystem, supporting other aquatic or terrarium inhabitants.


  • Aquariums: Ideal for controlling algae and reducing waste in freshwater tanks.
  • Ponds: Suitable for outdoor ponds, helping to maintain water clarity and quality.
  • Terrariums: Can be included in moist, tropical terrarium setups where they aid in detritus removal.

Care Instructions:

  1. Acclimation: Slowly acclimate the snails to your aquarium or terrarium by floating the bag in the water for 15-20 minutes before release.
  2. Water Conditions: Maintain stable water parameters, with a pH between 6.5-8.0 and temperatures between 65-82°F (18-28°C).
  3. Feeding: Supplement their diet with algae wafers, blanched vegetables, or fish flakes if algae and detritus are insufficient.
  4. Monitoring: Regularly check the snail population and ensure they are thriving and effectively cleaning your setup.
  5. Compatibility: Compatible with most peaceful fish and invertebrates, but avoid keeping them with aggressive or predatory species.

Order your Purple Leopard Ramshorn Snails today and enjoy a clean, healthy, and visually stunning environment in your aquarium or terrarium. These hardy snails will help maintain the balance and beauty of your ecosystem effortlessly.