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Nassarius Snail - Group of 10 - Buy One Get One FREE
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Nassarius Snail - Group of 10 - Buy One Get One FREE
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Size: up to 1/2 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Detritus
Origin: Western Atlantic
Acclimation Time: 1+ Hours
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The Nassarius Snail is a wonderful reef tank scavenger. These snails have a trunk-like tube they extend from their curved shells in order to hunt down food. The Nassarius will often times bury itself into the sand bed and wait until it senses food in its vicinity. They are good at keeping the top layer of the sand bed stirred up without damaging microfauna. They are great at removing detritus, uneaten food, and waste from the bottom of aquariums.Snails belong to a Class known as Gastropods, which make up the largest class of Mollusks. Snails grow by increasing their swirling body while producing a protective shell. This shell protects their soft body from predators. They will use a pad, or foot, that extends from their shell which allows them to drag their shell along. As they drag their shell often times their mouth and eyes can be seen coming out from the opening of the shell. When frightened or sleeping this opening can be protected by an operculum, which is a hard protective cover that acts like a door to the shell. Snail identification is based on the color, shape, and pattern of their shell.
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Cute little black shelled snails. Went into sand immediately.
Reviewed by:  Konnie Frey from Albuquerque, NM. on 1/25/2013
Nassarius Snails
Hands down the healthiest most dependable scavenging detritus-loving snails I've ever owned. I've had them for a couple months and haven't lost a single one. When I feed my fish...all 20 Nassarius snails will literally pop out of the sand and come running. I will be purchasing more of these critters. They are a must have.
Reviewed by:  Dawn C from South Dakota. on 1/9/2013
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