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Assassin Snails (Anentome helena)

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Introducing Assassin Snails, a unique and beneficial addition to freshwater aquariums, available at Aquarium Roots. Also known as Clea helena, these snails are prized for their predatory nature, as they feed on other snails, helping to control their population in the tank.

Assassin Snails are highly effective at keeping snail populations in check, making them popular among aquarists dealing with snail overgrowth issues. They are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in a variety of water conditions, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Assassin Snails:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Assassin Snails (Clea helena)
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Size: Up to 1 inch
  • Lifespan: 2-3 years
  • Water Temperature: 68-78°F
  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 10 gallons for a small group
  • Diet: Carnivorous - feed snails, shrimp pellets, and sinking foods
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive species