Nassarius Snails – Tank Raised


Nassarius snails move through and clean tank substrate, such as sand or gravel. These fast moving snails move methodically through the sand to prevent anaerobic build-up by rapidly consuming organic waste. Once they detect food in the water column, they will rapidly emerge from their burrow and race towards any food that reaches the sandbed.




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Nassarius Snails – Tank Raised

Nassarius snails are sand-sifting snails that move through and clean tank substrate, such as sand or gravel. These slow moving creatures move methodically through the sand to prevent anaerobic build-up while simultaneously consuming organic waste. When not actively foraging, they tend to remain buried in the sand bed with a long, slender siphon protruding out. Once they detect the addition of food to an aquarium, they will rapidly emerge and start racing towards the food. This can be highly amusing when a large group of these snails are kept in the aquarium. These snails devour decaying food quickly, and may require supplemental feeding once they have thoroughly cleaned the sandbed. They can be fed with algae wafers, fish food pellets, frozen brine shrimp, Can O Cyclops, Benepets, and mysis.

Benefit of Tank Raised

Tank Raised Snails provide a huge benefit over wild caught. Because they are raised in an Aquarium, they are better adapted to living in an aquarium and tend to be more disease resistant. They tend to handle the stress of shipping better. By purchasing tank bred organisms, you are helping support the aquaculture of marine organisms and helping make our hobby sustainable!

AlgaeBarn keeps these snails in an invert specific system to minimize the occurrence of hitchhikers and parasites.

Species information

Approx. size: 0.25″-.50″
Max Size: 0.5″
Reef Safe? Yes
Water Temp: 72-78F

To learn more about Nassarius Snails, please check out the AlgaeBarn Blog Article: An Overview of the Sand-Sifting Nassarius Snails

100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee for Tank Raised Nassarius Snails

We guarantee that every Nassarius snail we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should they arrive in any other state, we will either replace them free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is $25 or less, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.



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5 Snails, 10 Snails, 25 Snails, 50 Snails, 100 Snails


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