Assassin Snail

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Assassin snails are great colorful additions to most tanks assuming there aren’t snail eating fish present and are very effective at decimating pest snails and freshwater limpets quickly. They also eat excess foods and help stir up your substrate.Mostly carnivorous, Assassin snails should be supplemented with protein foods if there are no snails for them to hunt. They breed and grow slowly and thus will not overpopulate your tank as well. Your water should have some calcium present to ensure healthy shell growth. There are minimal reports of them hunting shrimp, we use them across all our shrimp tanks and have never noticed any issues.

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General Details
  • Scientific Name: Clea Helena
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Diet: Omnivore leaning Carnivore
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Tank Mate Compatibility: Medium
  • Expected Life Span: 2 years
  • Max Size: 1 inch
  • Optimal Tank Size: 10 Gallon+
  • Optimal Temperature: 75-80 F
  • Optimal Water Parameters: 7.0-8.0 pH, 7-15 gH, 2-8 kH, 150-400 TDS
Purchase Details
  • Purchase Age: Juveniles to Young Adults
  • Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inches
  • Colony Parameters: 40 Gallon Long, 72-74 F, 7.4 pH, ~10 gH, ~4 kH, 225-300 TDS
  • Colony Origins: Obtained from USA Breeder
  • Colony History: Homebred since 2017
  • Colony Notes: Suitable tank mates with shrimp, great for eating excess food, pest snails and limpets