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Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

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Introduce the Assassin Snail, an exotic addition to your freshwater aquarium. Renowned for its striking design and predatory nature, this unique snail will become a captivating part of your aquatic ecosystem.

The Assassin Snail, scientifically known as Clea helena, is indigenous to Southeast Asia and stands out with its spiraling yellow and dark brown 'bumblebee' patterned shell, adding a touch of elegance and contrast to your aquarium.

Perfect for tanks of 10 gallons or larger, the Assassin Snail is an effective and natural way to control pest snail populations without resorting to harmful chemicals. It's an ideal solution for hobbyists struggling with overpopulation of other snail species. However, it is peaceful with other tank mates, including fish and shrimp, providing a harmonious living environment.

With a moderate size that typically ranges from 0.7 to 1.2 inches, the Assassin Snail is a low-maintenance and highly adaptable creature. They thrive in temperatures between 70°F and 82°F with a pH range from 7.0 to 8.0. Unlike some other snail species, Assassin Snails are also able to handle a wide range of water hardness levels.

The Assassin Snail is a nocturnal, bottom-dwelling creature that will spend much of the day hidden among your tank’s gravel, rocks, or plant cover. Their diet includes other small snails, protein-based foods, and occasional scavenged detritus, adding an element of clean-up crew to your aquarium.

Please note that while Assassin Snails can be beneficial in controlling unwanted snail populations, they will breed if kept in ideal conditions. Therefore, careful management is needed to avoid overpopulation of Assassin Snails themselves.

In summary, the Assassin Snail is not only an attractive addition to your aquarium but also a practical one. Its predatory nature, combined with its unique aesthetic appeal, makes it a captivating and valuable addition to any freshwater aquatic environment. Enjoy watching as it adds a vibrant splash of color and an intriguing behavior pattern to your home or office aquarium.

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