Scientific Name: Clea Helena
Common Name: Assasin Snail
Assassin Snails are one of the most popular snail species to keep in a planted aquarium. They sport an attractive shell and are known for being predators of unwanted pest snails in the planted tank. We recommend them for any aquarium that has pond snails, malaysian trumpet snails, ramshorn snails and bladder snails. While they should be safe to keep with other larger snails, it is a possibility that some Assassins may bother or kill them. The same rule of caution goes with shrimplets or dwarf shrimp species. We recommend using sand as a preferred substrate as Assassins will appreciate the opportunity to burrow and dig.
When choosing tank mates for your snails, avoid species that eat them. These include Loaches, Crayfish, Large Cichlids, Goldfish, and other larger species. We prefer keeping our snails in most of our Buce tanks along with Amano Shrimp, Neocardina Shrimp, Caridina Shrimp, Oticinclus, Siamese Algae Eaters, Tetras, Cories, Bettas and other peaceful fish.
Please note that all information is provided as general guidelines. We encourage additional research to be done to ensure proper care is provided for all livestock additions.
- Minimum tank size recommendation is 3-5G for snails.
- We don't recommend smaller tanks as snails produce a large amount of waste that will add to the tank's bio-load.