Tiger Leech (Richardsonianus australis)



Underwater suckers!

Adults 80mm

  • Aquatic leeches - excellent swimmers. 
  • A very hardy and easy to keep species.
  • Require very little feeding - and you can feed your own pet!
  • Escape artists! Need a tight sealing lid.
  • All Minibeast Wildlife animals come with a free care sheet and our seven day Minibeast Guarantee.
You will need:
  • An aquarium or enclosure that holds water (with a tight fitting lid)


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  1. Leeches arrive heathy and safe...

    Posted by Justin Cowman on 28th Mar 2018

    Fast postage along with a very informative website made purchasing my leeches a breeze. The leeches arrived safe and sound packed in a fashion that allowed them to be extra safe even on the bumpiest of postal rides. I had trouble finding leeches online so I am very greatful to Minibeast Wildlife. Thanks guys.

  2. tiger leech so hungry lol

    Posted by marnee on 25th Aug 2017

    Tiger leech happy and healthy, great pet low maintenance.
    Leaves a mark when it feeds but not painful.

  3. good size

    Posted by Matt Russell on 26th May 2017

    very interesting to watch moving on hard surface or in the water great purchase

  4. tiger leech

    Posted by christie on 11th May 2017

    My son loves his tiger leech, takes care of it with much love and attention, he especially loves it when the leech feeds from him, temped to get another so they reproduce. A beautiful and peaceful companion.

  5. Tiger Leeches

    Posted by Douglas on 1st Jan 2017

    Very fun to observe and study. One of my three leeches was voracious from the beginning and fed on me immediately. I was a bit concerned as one of them did not seem too interested in feeding however as I write this it is now sitting quietly on my hand sipping away. I will definitely be buying more bugs once I have the set up. Thankyou for all your help minibeast wildlife! very impressed with my purchases.

  6. Brilliant little creature, quite fascinating

    Posted by Lacey on 3rd Aug 2016

    Love the way the tiger leech swims, turns and moves his body. Really interesting to watch. Easy to keep, require little feeding and have an a relatively long lifespan.. I'll definitely purchase more in the future.
    Thankyou. :)

  7. I'm stuck on these little suckers.

    Posted by Ripjawwolffang on 12th Jan 2016

    These leaches are beautiful, large, and squishy.
    I have always been fascinated with medical history, and these slippery suckers have played a huge roll in that.
    There movement in the water is strangely graceful.
    My only regret in purchasing is that I didn't get more then one.
    The bite is slightly painful, but leaves a pretty three pointed star mark. the discomfort goes away pretty quickly, it felt kind of like getting a blood test. Anyway, if your willing to feed the cutie they make weirdly mesmerisingly do beautiful pets.

  8. Large and healthy

    Posted by Briarne on 18th Jul 2015

    It's awesome, thanks.
    Far bigger than I'd expected it to be, which is fantastic. I love to freak my friends out with it.

  9. Big Suckers

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2015

    Much larger than I thought they'd be, and I haven't even fed them yet. Kinda spooky seeing them swim around in the aquarium. Mind you, they sure keep the kids from sticking their sticky paws in the water :)

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