If you're a fancier of so-called "shell-dwelling" Cichlids from Lake Tanganyika (Lamprologus, Neolamprologus and Telmatochromis), then you probably know all about their affinity for the shells of Neothauma snails as both a dwelling and protection. These shells are found only in Lake Tanganyika, and, of late, have been almost impossible to obtain. You might say that they are the "Holy Grail" of aquascaping materials for Lake Tanganyika Cichlid enthusiasts!
Fortunately, through some personal connections and a lot of maneuvering, we were able to obtain a very small quantity of these shells. They are not inexpensive by any stretch. However, if you're a hardcore shell-dwelling cichlid enthusiast or collector, and you're looking for a neat little conversation piece, you'll definitely want to add one of these to your collection!
One thing that you should be aware of immediately is that these shells are smaller specimens- approximately (1.12-1.25 inches), and have correspondingly small openings. We see these as more of a "collector's item" as opposed to something you'd want to keep in your aquairum. These shells are very thin, and surprisingly fragile, almost "paper-like", and may be difficult to sink- so you definitely want to be careful when you handle them.
As lovers of the authentic and unusual, we couldn't help but love these shells. We're sure that purists out there will love them, too. Because of the physical attributes of these shells, you will likely not be able to utilize them in your aquarium should display them "dry!"
Remember, supplies are very limited, so when they are gone, they're gone.
PRICE IS PER SPECIMEN!
NOTE: Since these are a natural product, and each is unique, the actual shell(s) you receive may differ somewhat from those shown in the photo. The photo is to give you a reasonable idea of what to expect.*Flat rate shipping $9.00 for all orders under $75.00 in the U.S.A. Orders $75.00 and over ship FREE in the U.S.A! WE SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! Please review our "Shipping" section for the latest information!