Taia naticoides (Piano snail)
Taia naticoides are robust snails for the aquarium. Originally the Piano snail comes from Burma. Like other river snails, the Taia naticoides feeds on all kinds of soft foods. Uneaten fish food, detritus, dead plant remains are on the menu. They grow to about 3-3.5cm in size.
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Behavior in the aquarium
The Piano snail is a nice resident for almost every community aquarium. They move slowly. From time to time they burrow into the soil. In the aquarium it is preferable to have a piece of soil with fine available. They leave other aquarium inhabitants alone. Preferably keep them in a group of at least 5 specimens so that there is a good chance of having males and females.
Piano snails prefer somewhat harder, slightly alkaline water. Soft, acidic water will have a bad effect on their home. An optimum temperature is between 15-28°C. Good water quality is important, just like for tropical fish in the aquarium.
In the aquarium they will feed on all kinds of plant material (dead plant remains, etc.). Excess fish food from flakes and food tablets is also eaten. They are real cleaners. They will look for food in all corners of the aquarium. Calcium rich food is recommended for a good development of the house.
Taia naticoides has male and female snails. The sex difference is easily seen by the broad, twisted right antenna of the male. The sex cannot be deduced from the color and shape of the house. The young are about 2-4mm when they are born. They are not very productive, so they are not likely to become a pest.
Piano snails are laid-back, soothing snails that won't be fooled!
Taia naticoides properties
| Scientific name|| Taia naticoides|
| Dutch name|| piano snail|
| Origin|| Asia|
| Size|| approx. 3-3.5 cm|
| Temperature|| 15-28°C|
| pH|| 6.5-8.5|
| GH (hardness)|| 6-20|
| Aquarium size|| from 30L|
| Particularities|| Reproduces in freshwater|
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We only ship healthy, live snails and pack them as carefully as possible. It is unfortunately not possible to give a living arrival guarantee here. Not on arrival and not in your aquarium in the long term. Preferably pick them up in our store to avoid any risk.