Super Tongan Nassarius Snail

lg Tongan Nassarius Snail
Latin name: (Nassarius sp.)

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Carnivore, Omnivore

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The Super Nassarius Snail is one of the most sought after species of Nassarius snails due to its large size, up to 1″ in length. They are an essential component for an established marine reef system, as they help to keep the substrate clean by consuming waste, uneaten food, and other detritus. Furthermore, their burrowing activity helps to aerate the substrate and keep it loose, allowing for the efficient uptake of oxygen by beneficial bacteria. As a result, they provide an invaluable service to the aquarium and are an absolute must-have for any serious aquarist.

The Super Tongan Nassarius Snail is an efficient scavenger, making it an ideal addition to your aquarium. Its keen sense of smell will ensure that it will never miss a single morsel of food, making it an important part of keeping your tank clean. As a result, you can rest assured that your aquarium will remain in pristine condition. Additionally, with a carefully planned diet including frozen meaty foods, the Super Tongan Nassarius Snail will be able to thrive in your tank. They can also help keep your sand bed aerated, keeping it well-oxygenated and reducing the risk of anaerobic bacterial buildup.

Like other invertebrates, the Nassarius sp. is very sensitive to copper-based medications and high nitrate levels. The Super Tongan Nassarius Snail requires a gradual acclimation period, preferably the drip acclimation method, since it is intolerant of even the smallest fluctuations in water parameters. The Super Nassarius Snail is extremely difficult to breed in captivity.

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