Nerite Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Nerite Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Nerite snails are part of the Neritidae family that comprises over 200 snail species. While most of the species inhabit seashore brackish waters, some of them live in streams and rivers. This means that nerite snails can be added to both salt and freshwater aquariums. Those included in freshwater aquariums…

Assassin Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Assassin Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The assassin snail (Clea helena) is popularly used by aquarists to control snail infestations. As the name suggests, these snails are predators, and they will prey on snails like ramshorn and trumpet snails. The snail is, however, harmless to shrimp and fish. Assassins are easy to look after, and they…

Ramshorn Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Ramshorn Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Ramshorn snail in the aquarium trade is used to describe a snail breed with planispiral shells. Most of the snails are classified in the Planorbidae family. Ramshorn snails are popular among aquarists because of their stunning appearance and cleaning abilities. They will forage around your aquarium for dead plant leaves,…

Rabbit Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Rabbit Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The rabbit snail, sometimes called the elephant snail, is a peaceful invertebrate to keep in an aquarium. Rabbit snails have a unique appearance characterized by a long shell and face. There are about 50 described species of this snail, which primarily vary in color. They are a recent entrant to…

Marisa Cornuarietis – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Marisa Cornuarietis – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Freshwater snails make some of the most interesting pets. They are fun to watch, quiet, and easy to care for. What’s more, a simple snail setup is quite inexpensive and it doesn’t take much work to maintain it because these guys do most of the cleaning for you. Therefore, when…

Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Japanese Trapdoor Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The Japanese trapdoor snail (Cipangopaludina japonica) is popularly used to control algae in aquariums. Other names include the Chinese Mystery Snail, Black Japanese Trapdoor Snail, Rice Snail, Asian Apple Snail, Oriental Mystery Snail, and Black Snail. The Japanese trapdoor snail is incredibly low-maintenance, and it will improve your tank’s water…

Mystery Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Mystery Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
Have you been wondering which kind of freshwater gastropod is best for your planted tank? Without a doubt, snails are some of the most beneficial additions to any aquarium because they play a vital role in nutrient cycling and irrespective of the specie, they are brilliant indicators of a tank’s…

Lava Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding

Lava Snail – Habitat, Care, Feeding, Tank Size, Breeding
The lava snail (Faunus Ater), commonly called the black devil snail, is an interesting aquarium snail. It is not as popular in the aquarium trade as other snails, but it is incredibly easy to care for. This Asian snail species is a local delicacy in countries like the Philippines, where…