The Assassin snail is a great addition to a planted, tropical aquarium. They live well in groups or solitary and will help to irradicate pest snails.
Approx. size: 2cm
Maximum size: 7cm
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Ideal tank size: 10L+
Temperature: 23 – 28 °C
Ease of care
Easy. They live well in an aquarium as they clean algae and feed on pest/other snails.
They are carnivores. They will wait for food to drop to the bottom of the tank mainly, however, they do eat other snails.
Best kept in a community tank with small or medium sized fish. Some fish may try to eat the snails to take caution. Take care when housing with shrimp, there have been reports of assassins snails eating shrimp fry, though this is unlikely to be in any great number. Do not house with any other snail that you do not want eaten!
Moderate to prolific. They are egg layers.
They can live to anything from 1-3 years in perfect conditions.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the snails you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Terms and Shipping
All live fish are sold subject to terms and conditions. Combined postage and packaging is a one-off fee of £22.95 regardless of quantity.
All live fish are delivered by APC Courier on a designated pre-midday service, on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday only. We will contact you to arrange a set delivery date prior to dispatch.
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