Nassarius Snail

Species information for the Nassarius Snail, in the Snails category.

  1. Scientific name - Nassarius sp.

    Family – Nassariidae

    Common name – Nassarius Snail

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Range - Caribbean, Indonesia

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating detritus

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating detritus in the sand bed. It will also burrow down into the substrate, keeping it oxygenated and turned. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011