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Assassin Snail

Assassin Snail

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Our Snails

Our snails are reared in individual holding tanks. Each tank is inhabited by a single species, type and color. Each tank is individually filtered and water parameters, diet, and feeding rituals are highly regulated and tightly controlled. Because each tank is its own closed ecosystem we can fine tune each system to the specific requirements of its inhabitants. The benefits of this type of system are enormous in terms of breeding speed and overall livestock health.


Most of the Assassin Snails we sell are very young and range in size between 1/4 - 1/2 inch in diameter.

Packaging: Our snails are harvested fresh the day they are shipped. They're gently wrapped in moist paper towel and placed in food grade plastic deli-containers. Containers are then wrapped in shipping paper and packaged in rugged corrugated cardboard boxes to guarantee safe, health, delivery.

Assassin Snails

Assassin Snails (Clea helena) are freshwater snails indigenous to the streams, ponds, and ditches of Southeast Asia. Assassins are carnivores, feeding on both live prey and scavenged detritus. They stay partially hidden under the sediment and watch for other snails of similar or smaller size to pass. Once detected, the assassin will ambush and devour it. It's this ability to prey on all other snails that make assassins so highly sought after by aquarium hobbyist.

Within just a few weeks, 5-10 assassin snails will completely clean a 15-20 gallon aquarium of unwanted pest snails. The assassin snail is small, easy to keep and completely harmless toward fish and shrimp. Its bright yellow-chocolate brown strip also make it strikingly eye-catching in planted tanks. But don't let its beauty fool you. Assassins will eat virtually any snail that crosses its path.

Water Parameters
  • Temperature: 65 - 77 degrees F.
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • kH: 2 - 15
  • Calcium: Snails needs calcium to maintain shell health.