Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail (Thiar amarula)
Spiny Marsh Snail
Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail (Thiar amarula )
Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail (Thiar amarula )

Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail (Thiar amarula )

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Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail (Thiar amarula)

The Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail, also known as Thiara Amarula, is a fascinating freshwater species originating from Australia, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Papua New Guinea. With its captivating shell and hardy nature, it adds a unique charm to aquariums. Here are some key features and care tips for this intriguing snail:

  • Measures around 5-6 cm and boasts a captivating shell with shades of brown, blue, and black
  • An efficient algae eater, contributing to a cleaner aquarium environment
  • Easy to control in aquariums, making it a low-maintenance addition
  • Compatible tank mate for non-aggressive fish and certain shrimp species
  • Thrives in brackish water with low salt concentration
  • Prefer alkaline water with low to medium hardness and a temperature between 16° to 25° Celsius
  • Feeds on detritus, excess algae, and various vegetables, making it an eco-friendly addition to the tank
  • Breeding behavior is not well understood, making it unlikely to reproduce in a freshwater aquarium

With its unique traits and low-maintenance care requirements, the Spiny Spiky Marsh Snail is a captivating addition to any freshwater aquarium, bringing both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits.

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A: All dry stock can be returned back. Live goods are not refundable. Shipping cost will be deducted upon return of the item and also customer is responsible to send the item back.


We dont ship Live stock and plants to WA,NT & Tasmania because of the state law.

We do ship dry goods.
Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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Ti Zeng (Sydney, AU)
Nice big snails

Received 2 large and active snails

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Auresh Yousefpour (Brisbane, AU)
Great snails!

Bought 3 of these guys. Very active overnight ploughing through the substrate.

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Christina Line (Sydney, AU)
Great snail

Very happy with my snail he was out and about shortly after I put him in the tank and has been doing great for over a week now, he’s a great size

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Paul Kent (Brisbane, AU)
Happy, healthy

Well packaged and fast postage. Great snail. Started moving almost straight after I floated the bag to level temp and put him in the heated tank. They have an opperculum if anybody needs to know. My turtles can’t get at him like the bladder snails I had. Also bought a purple mystery which stayed immobile for a couple of days, but started moving around and hasn’t stopped since I got them a couple of weeks ago. I would definitely buy again if I require anything else.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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Ti Zeng (Sydney, AU)
Nice big snails

Received 2 large and active snails

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Auresh Yousefpour (Brisbane, AU)
Great snails!

Bought 3 of these guys. Very active overnight ploughing through the substrate.

C
Christina Line (Sydney, AU)
Great snail

Very happy with my snail he was out and about shortly after I put him in the tank and has been doing great for over a week now, he’s a great size

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Paul Kent (Brisbane, AU)
Happy, healthy

Well packaged and fast postage. Great snail. Started moving almost straight after I floated the bag to level temp and put him in the heated tank. They have an opperculum if anybody needs to know. My turtles can’t get at him like the bladder snails I had. Also bought a purple mystery which stayed immobile for a couple of days, but started moving around and hasn’t stopped since I got them a couple of weeks ago. I would definitely buy again if I require anything else.