Bumble Bee Snail

Species information for the Bumble Bee Snail, in the Snails category.

  1. Scientific name - Engina sp.

    Family – Buccinidae

    Common name – Bumble Bee Snail

    Max Size – .5 in (1 cm)

    Range: Marshall Islands

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae, but will also eat detritus.

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating algae growing in the aquarium. However, it is an omnivore and if sufficient food sources aren’t available it may eat corals, other snails or worms. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011