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Nassarius Snail - Group of 10
Nassarius sp
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Tank Stats
Size : up to 1/2 inch
Care Level : Easy
Temperament : Peaceful
Reef Safe : Yes
Diet : Detritus
Origin : Western Atlantic
Acclimation Time : 1+ Hours
Minimum Tank Size : 5 Gallons

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The Nassarius Snail acts as a brilliant cleanup crew and makes a terrific addition to any reef tank. They feed on detritus, and eat away the uneaten foods, fish waste, and any dead organisms. The Nassarius Snail love to stay submerged under sand bed and are not seen much over the surface. They are basically small, around « to ? of an inch, but with a big appetite. As the Nassarius Snail spends most of the time buried under sand substrate, it is recommended to keep them with well versed aquarium with live rocks and enough sand substrates. They are completely reef safe and peace loving, and thus don?t harm any other inhabitants. Lower amount of nitrate is advisable as the Nassarius Snail cannot tolerate high nitrate levels. They can typically find enough food in the sand beds but if not then they can be provided with frozen meaty foods, such as brine or Mysis shrimp or pieces of fish or scallops. The Nassarius Snail resembles an olive pit, and likes to burrow in the sand with the help of its long, tube like Siphon protruding from the substrate. With its searching property, it helps prevent compaction and aerates aquarium substrates. Not only this, the Nassarius Snail also helps in maintaining adequate oxygen levels in the substrate as they sift through the sand. They are very sensitive to copper based medications and high nitrate levels, so it is recommended to keep these organisms in water having less concentrations of these chemicals. The Nassarius Snail?s pedal flap helps the snail to move along with the exoskeleton. The shell protects the snail from predators and it secretes shell to increases its size in order to keep up with the body growth.

I ordered two Groups of 10, and they all arrived healthy and hungry. The fact that they were shipped without water made acclimating MUCH easier. Temp acclimate for 15 minutes and dump them in the tank. It couldn't be simpler!
Reviewed by:  Joey Graham from on July 12, 2014, midnight
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