Bumble Bee Snail

Clean Your Aquarium the Natural Way!

Enhance the biodiversity and ecological balance of your reef tank with Bumble Bee Snails, the efficient scavengers that promote water quality and substrate cleanliness.

What Are Blue Leg Hermit Crabs? 

Enhance the biodiversity and ecological balance of your reef tank with the addition of Bumble Bee Snails. These unique and vibrant snails are known for their striking yellow and black striped shells, which resemble the pattern of a bumble bee. They are not only a beautiful addition to your tank, but also serve an important role in maintaining a clean and healthy environment. Bumble Bee Snails are known to be great scavengers, feeding on detritus and algae that can accumulate in a tank, which in turn helps to control the growth of algae and maintain water quality.

Their scavenging behavior helps to keep the substrate clean by sifting through it and consuming any uneaten food, this behavior helps to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and other undesirable organisms. They are peaceful creatures and will not harm any other inhabitants in your tank. They are suitable for reef tanks of all sizes, and are compatible with a wide range of water conditions and can adapt well to varying temperatures. They are nocturnal animals, so they are most active during the night and can be seen scurrying around the tank.

Adding Bumble Bee Snails to your reef tank can help to improve the biodiversity and ecological balance of your tank by controlling the growth of algae, maintaining water quality and keeping the substrate clean. They are a great addition for both beginners and experienced aquarists and are sure to add color, personality, and an important role in maintaining a clean and healthy environment to your reef tank. Get your hands on these unique and vibrant snails today and see the difference they can make in your tank!"

Please keep in mind that they are not recommended in tanks with predatory fish as they will eat them.

How many do you need?

The number of Bumble Bee Snails that should be added to a reef aquarium depends on the size of the tank and the number of inhabitants. A general rule of thumb is to have one snail per 5 to 10 gallons of water. However, this number may vary depending on the specific conditions and inhabitants of the tank.

  • For a small reef tank (5-20 gallons), 1-2 Bumble Bee Snails would be a good starting point.
  • For a medium reef tank (20-50 gallons), 2-4 Bumble Bee Snails would be a good starting point.
  • For a large reef tank (50-100 gallons), 4-8 Bumble Bee Snails would be a good starting point.
  • For an extra-large reef tank (100+ gallons), 8+ Bumble Bee Snails would be a good starting point.

It's always a good idea to monitor the behavior of the snails and the conditions of the tank after adding them, to make sure that the tank's inhabitants are compatible and the tank's conditions are suitable.

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We process orders Monday through Wednesday. In addition orders are shipped via FedEx though various services; FedEx Overnight, Fedex 2 Day Shipping, and Fedex Home Delivery or Ground for commercial addresses.

Our bottles are FDA approved for food contact, strong, lightweight, and completely recyclable. Rest assured keeping your reef adequately fed is environmentally friendly.

If you're not ready to use your tisbe or apo copepods once you receive them you can store them by removing the cap and storing them at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

For Rotifers, and Tig pods remove the cap and store them in the fridge until ready.

Tisbe copepods reproduce extremely well in a reef tank. Keep in mind that the ability to establish a population depends on reproduction exceeding predation. Therefore if you have a lot of predation based on your reef tank stock, it's important to introduce an adequate amount.

The best time to introduce copepods is once the tank inhabitants are not very active. This would be once the lights are off after they have been fed heavily. They can be introduce into the display, back chamber of an all in one, or in a refugium.

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