Assassin Snail
Clea helena

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Opportunistic Carnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

1"

Color

Black, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly Acidic (6.4 to 7.8 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (6 to 12 dGH), 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Assassin Snail (Clea helena) is a carnivorous snail species that is often utilized as a biological (unwanted snail) control within the hobby. After an unwanted population of snails has been decimated by the Assassin Snail, they will continue to scavenge.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly Acidic (6.4 to 7.8 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (6 to 12 dGH)

Aquarium Diet (Carnivore): Snail, Carnivore Pellet