Nassarius Snail

Nassarius Snail

The Nassarius Snail is a fantastic member of the clean up crew, and will scout through your tank with a large appetite. This snail will scavenge for uneaten food and algae within the live rock and sand in order to satisfy its hunger, which makes it a very efficient addition to the home aquarium. 

This snail is best housed within those well established aquariums since their diet evolves solely around food and algae on the live rock and sand. Additionally similar to all invertebrates it would not be in a aquarium with elevated copper levels or copper treatment should not be used on a tank containing this snail.

The Nassarius Snail will seek to burrow under the sand bed and from there manoeuvre around the tank with a long telescope looking tube protruding from the sand, which the snail uses for finding food. Additionally, this process will be of further benefit as it will help aerate the sand and stop any nitrate build ups from forming. 

This snail will most likely be content with eating the algae in your aquarium, but if there is an insufficient amount present then it is important to feed them. They can be fed with a variety of food sources, such as algae pellets.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: ½"
Colour Form: Black, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Caribbean, Indonesia, Mexico
Family: Nassariidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe

  1. These little bitties are so much fun to watch! Their habits are new to me, so their activities add a lot of dynamic to our 200 gallon tank!

  2. These are amazing at gliding through my sand and cleaning the sand bed along with my blue cheek goby. These are definitely worth having in your tank and will help keep it clean. Sometimes you will think you have lost them, and you will see a small telescope looking thing come up from the sand and you will know they are under there and doing their job.

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