Helena – small striped snail that lives in the South, East Asian territories. Find the snails can be on the bottom of the various reservoirs. It feeds on mollusks animal food. Helena often eats other snails. Body size tiny when compared to other breeds. Body length less than two centimeters. Shell painted in several colors. The main color – black. Also, there are strips of bright yellow flowers. Helena Peel bright, there are small dirty-green spots. The nature of the cochlea of the breed is not aggressive. The animal moving, curious. Not bad coexists with large snails, but little can eat.
Keep snail is not difficult at home. Live pet can terrarium, aquarium (without water). Necessarily be cap. Otherwise, the animal can escape. In the cage put the drinkers, feeders. It is also advisable to buy a snag, a small wooden house. The bottom of the “asylum” thick carpet the soil / coco substrate layer. You can select more fillers. The main thing that was a lot of litter (approximately ten centimeters in height). It will be good to plant some plants. They serve a good supplementary feed your pet. The room should be warm. If the air temperature is below four degrees, snail falls asleep for a while. Periodically spray the soil with water drops. Snails need moisture. You can also put in a cage a small stable container filled with water. It clam will bathe.
Feed the breed snails exclusively vegetable food: vegetables, fruits, various cereals boiled. You can give a variety of protein foods, especially their preference for small snails. More than anything, the animals like cucumbers and bananas. But do not feed them often, if you can not give delicacies all year round. Snail may simply not have other food, that are accustomed to the goodies.
With proper care, produce offspring Helena snail may, at any time of the year. Keep mating is possible in the age of two. Postpone the animals of this species are not eggs, and eggs. Each little snail eggs hatch. But this process takes time.
Helena Living in the wild for five years. In captivity live to ten. Shellfish quickly adapt to a new environment, not timid. During hazard calm animals may produce a sharp, nasty squeak.
This breed snails friendly, not aggressive. So you can easily keep a few snails in an aquarium.