Nassarius Snail "Nassarius (Nassarius sp.)"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

Yes

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Black, Brown, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Basic (8.2-8.5 pH), Salinity (1.023-1.025) specific gravity, High Water Hardness (10-15 dGH), 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Nassarius Snail (Nassarius sp.) are a snail species from the coastal shallows surrounding California, as well as the Carribean Sea. Behaviorally, the Nassarius Snail often burrows with only the siphon protruding from the substrate. Acting as a benthal (bottom-dwelling) invertebrate, the Nassarius Snail will actually help stir the substrate. In turn, this will provide beneficial bacteria with oxygen. There are numerous benefits to adding the Nassarius Snail to the typical reef aquarium.

Aquarium Diet (Detritivore): Decaying Matter, Spirulina, Daphnia