Assassin Snails, also known as Clea Helena, are a species of freshwater snail native to Southeast Asia. They are popular in the aquarium hobby for their ability to control populations of pest snails.
These snails are slow-moving and have a unique, cone-shaped shell that can grow up to 2 inches in length. They feed on other snails, and this makes them very effective at controlling pest snail populations in aquariums.
In order to care for assassin snails, it is important to provide them with a well-established aquarium with plenty of hiding spots, live plants, and a balanced diet that includes both protein and vegetables. They are also sensitive to poor water quality, so it is important to maintain a stable environment for them to thrive in.
Assassin snails are peaceful and do not pose a threat to other aquarium inhabitants. They are also non-toxic and safe to keep with fish and other invertebrates. However, it is important to note that they may consume smaller snails and can reduce their populations in the aquarium.
While they are effective at controlling snail populations, it is important to not rely solely on assassin snails as a solution. Overfeeding and overstocking of the aquarium can lead to an increase in snail populations, which the assassin snails may not be able to control on their own.
Overall, assassin snails are a useful addition to aquariums for hobbyists looking for an effective way to control snail populations. They are interesting to watch and easy to care for, making them a popular choice for aquarium enthusiasts.
Amazing pest snail control solution. Assassin snails will help keep pest snails in check and despite their size will get to work readily. We have had amazing success in our shop using them to remove any trace of pest snails (bladder,common rams horn etc) from our tanks!
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