The Assassin Snail Get rid of your unwanted snails in your fish Tanks!
The Assassin Snail (Clea helena) has been welcomed by fishkeepers as the single best all-around snail-killing animal in the hobby. Existing choices were limited to things like pufferfish and the larger loaches, particularly botiine loaches, but these fish are often difficult to maintain, and in the case of puffers especially, tend to be nippy towards their tankmates. The Assassin Snail is very different. It is small, completely harmless towards fish and shrimps, and generally very easy to keep. It is also very pretty, bright yellow with chocolate brown stripes.
Clea are whelks, most of which live in the sea. Like their marine relatives, Clea are opportunistic carnivores that feed on both live prey and carrion. Among the prey taken are snails, and it is this that has made them popular with fishkeepers. Clea stay partially hidden under the sediment, and if a snail slides past, then quickly (by snail standards) jump into action, chasing their prey and eventually subduing it.
Only £1.50p each