Tilomelaniya (snail Darwin) – giant clam inhabiting the South-East Africa. Pets of small size. The body length of an adult cochlea does not exceed ten centimeters. Shell volume. It is painted in several colors. The main color – dark brown. Sometimes there may be various spots. The skin is dark, covered in some spots.
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. 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 snail tilomelaniya may, at any time of the year. Keep mating is possible in the age of two.
Living tilomelanii 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. Also, social animals are friendly to different kinds of snails.