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Clea Helena commonly known as Assassin Snail, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks, most of which are marine.

Assassin snails are a carnivorous species, so their diet doesn’t include any vegetation, algae or plants. 

They will eat other snails. Trumpet, Ramshorn snails are their favorite snacks. Sometime they will also hunt soft snail eggs, bloodworm, and shrimp fry. Assassins don't usually eat their own kind though.

The key benefit of Assassin Snail:

  • Hunt unwanted snails (snail eating snail). They eat almost all snails but leave their own species alone. In a rare occasion, they will also hunt shrimp. 
  • Friendly snails, safe for plants, fish, and other aquarium's inhabitants.
  • Control the pest pond snails, fish food waste, and any decompose materials such as the dead body of the fish, snail, etc. 
  • Balanced your aquarium water and create a great ecosystem environment.

CAUTION! 

Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper sulfate. Please avoid any aquarium product contains copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

Customer Reviews

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Great!

Cane alive and are super healthy. Odered 5 and they are now having a field day in my 60gal Honey Gourami planted tank!

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R.K.
Assassin Snails

We ordered 6 assassin snails to help with our bladder snail problem in our 35 gallon tank . That came quickly /in a suberbly contained container -all were alive and so far so good . We are super happy with are purchase .

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J.
Doing a great job ridding unwanted pests

This one little assassin snail I purchased has already greatly reduced the invasive mini ramshorn snails in my aquarium. He is just snailing around like crazy, doing his assassin thing. I think by month end my invasive population will be down 90 percent, with the remaining population sustaining him in a balanced ecosystem. He’s kind of a keystone species, like how a wolf keeps local herbivores in check. He arrived safely, well-packaged in his shipping container, and healthy. Highly recommend. As with all snails, I recommend a cheap sponge cover for your filter intake tube so the assassin snail doesn’t get sucked into the tube and killed. Let ‘em work, let ‘em live.

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B.G.
Arrived alive!

All of our snails arrived as promised, and are doing well!

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J.W.
Ordered 3, Got 4

I like the way APF does business, it's one reason I am a returning customer. I'm working on my first ever tank, a 20 gallon long low profile. I ordered all my plants through them with better than average success (my green thumb left me long ago when I left the ranch), however, our tank is thriving. In order to manage some unwanted snails, I ordered 3 Assassin Snails, they arrived quickly, and to my surprise during the unboxing, there were 4. Now, I don't know how snails breed, but I find it highly unlikely that one would have given birth to another during the trip. So, hats off to the boys at APF, throwing in an extra is why I keep coming back. If they keep treating their customers like that, then they'll remain in business a long time just based on returning clientele. One bad note, the 4th snail, well, it didn't survive. Did I get my money's worth? Hell yes, I ordered 3, and I still have 3 live Assassin Snails.

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B.
Great!

I had a pest snail infestation in my aquarium I wanted to control better so I decided to go with the better looking assassin snails to keep the pest snails in check. The assassin snails arrived in the mail packaged well and in good condition. All survived. There were no signs of any parasites that came along with the snails on close inspection. After slowly acclimating them to the new aquarium water they have been doing their thing... brunching on the pest snails.

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