Bumblebee Snail

SKU: AO8585Categories: Invertebrates, Snail

The Bumble Bee Snail, is a tiny snail that provides significant benefits to marine reef aquariums. Their small size and stunning coloration make them ideal for cleaning small crevices and tight spaces between rockwork. They consume detritus, including uneaten meaty foods and decomposing organisms, while also burrowing into the sand bed to consume sand-dwelling worms and aerate the substrate. Their black shell with elegant white to yellow bands makes them a beautiful addition to observe in the aquarium. To ensure proper care, provide ample hiding places with large areas to roam. Bumble Bee Snails prefer to consume foods off of live rock and deep sand beds where they can forage undisturbed. As with other invertebrates, Bumble Bee Snails are sensitive to copper-based medications, high nitrate levels, and even slight fluctuations in water parameters. While peaceful, it’s important to note that Bumble Bee Snails are carnivorous. If there is insufficient food, they may feed on other snails in the aquarium or consume polychaetes indiscriminately, including both beneficial and troublesome bristleworms. In established systems, most Bumble Bee Snails do not require supplemental feeding. However, if sufficient food sources are unavailable, offer finely chopped brine or mysis shrimp and frozen meaty foods. Breeding Bumble Bee Snails in the aquarium is extremely difficult, in part because there are no distinguishing characteristics between the sexes.


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