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INCREASE THE BIODIVERSITY OF YOUR REEF WHILE KEEPING INHIBITANTS FEED AND YOUR ROCKS CLEAN

THE FOUNDATION OF THE REEF FOOD CHAIN

Nassarius Snails

Clean Your Aquarium the Natural Way!

Are you tired of constantly having to clean your aquarium? You need an assistant. No, you don’t need to hire someone to come out to your house and help you. What you need are Nassarius snails! These underwater creatures help keep your aquarium clean on a day to day basis.

What Are Nassarius Snails?

Nassarius snails are tiny scavengers that come in attractive shells. They originate from the Caribbean, Indonesia, and the Mexican Coast and have a pretty undesirable appetite. As a species, Nassarius snails eat a variety of ‘foods’ found in fish tanks and are carnivorous meaning all that extra frozen food sitting at the bottom of the tank will not be left to rot. Watch these guys come out of the sandbed like zombies to clean up anything that might have died or was left uneaten. If you were in the walking dead this would be the snail that would be doing the cleanup.

Imagine having a little helper (or helpers!) to clean after your fish tank every day. Nassarisus snails are typically night foragers and burrow deep into the mud or sand and help oxygenate and clean your tank. Algae is not their food of choice, but they will consume some detritus but and work hard to keep your aquarium free of chunks of Mysis among other frozen foods that you feed. This is the most natural way to keep your fish tank as clean as possible, especially between deep cleans.

The best part about Nassarius snails is that they are virtually maintenance free. They are here to help, not hinder. You don’t need to feed them any additional food and they will keep themselves busy clearing all the food you're probably overfeeding.

How many do you need?

One snail per five gallons of tank size is a good metric to use. 

Clean your aquarium the natural way, with Nassarius snails.

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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.

No problem, just here over here and reach out to us and we'll get back to you with the best approach to keeping your reef thriving.

Make sure to give us enough information about your tank.

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