Rabbit Snail Information & Experience

Do you own rabbit snails?

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Demeter

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This will be a thread to help me keep track of my new project, rabbit snail breeding! It will be a rambling mess with thinking-out-loud for the most part.

Wondering when someone will make a species specific care guide and breeding information for rabbit snails. They are quickly becoming more popular and the first time I saw them for sale I decided to try one out. The little yellow rabbit has been doing just fine for 2 months and I feel it has grow a tad but of course you can't get babies from a lone snail of this species as they reproduce sexually. Should of bought a handful of them but I missed that chance.

Now I've ended up buying 4 orange and 5 chocolate rabbit snails off aquabid. They should arrive towards the end of the week so long as the weather cooperates. Supposedly they are at a young adult/breeding size (1-1.5in) so I'm pretty hopeful I'll get good breeding groups out of them.

Seems there are a few different species referred to as "rabbit snail" and they are all about the same in terms of care and breeding. I'm more curious about the color forms and what can breed with what. I think the yellow and orange rabbits are the same species so they should be good to go together. As for the chocolate, they seem to be a different species so small chance of cross breeding there, but I hear something about hybridization?

A few links of interest: I can't find many good sites, they mostly repeat the same information, nearly word for word.
Rabbit Snails - Varieties
http://aquariumbreeder.com/rabbit-snail-detailed-guide-care-diet-and-breeding/

Updates will be slow as these little buggers are slow growers and slow breeders.
 

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After a hurricane delay and a mailing delay, 5 days in the mail, my rabbit snails have arrived alive and seemingly well. They will stay in a breeder box for a couple days for observation and to possibly separate and rear any new borns.
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2 seem to be normal orange rabbits and 2 look like the gold color form of them. They are big adults around 3in. The tips of their shells are a bit damaged but they look healthy.
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The 5 chocolate rabbits are looking about the same and one even gave birth (likely due to the stress) but the baby seems to be active.
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Snails have been moved to my cherry shrimp tote. Was doing a water change and found the first baby from the gold/orange rabbits. Oddly, it seems to have a black body. Much bigger than the chocolate rabbit baby and the shell has more color.
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Quick look at the yellow rabbit who will be moved in with the others soon.
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