Super Nassarius Snail

SKU: AO7965Categories: Invertebrates, Snail

The Super Nassarius Snail is a stunning scavenger with exceptional capabilities from Tonga. Its spiral shell is oval-shaped and intricately designed, resembling an olive pit. What stands out the most, though, is its long, tube-like siphon, which is used to breathe while the snail is buried in the substrate in search of food. The Nassarius sp. is not only beautiful but also an efficient detritus eater that aids in maintaining proper oxygen levels in the substrate. Compared to other Nassarius snails found in coastal zones across the oceans, the Super Nassarius Snail is among the largest and can grow up to an inch in size. Therefore, they are most suited for larger marine reef systems. As they spend most of their time buried in the substrate, it is essential to have a well-established aquarium with ample live rock and sufficient sand substrate. When introduced to your aquarium, the Super Tongan Nassarius Snail can detect food quickly and emerge from the substrate, creating a flurry of activity in the sand. They generally find enough food in well-established sand beds, but you can supplement their diet with frozen meaty foods such as brine or mysis shrimp, or fish and scallop pieces if food levels are insufficient. Like other invertebrates, Nassarius sp. is highly sensitive to copper-based medications and high nitrate levels. The Super Tongan Nassarius Snail must be gradually acclimated, preferably using the drip method, since even minor changes in water parameters can be detrimental. Unfortunately, breeding Super Nassarius Snails in captivity is exceedingly difficult.


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