Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Bumble Bee Snail (Build Your Own Kit)
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Bumble Bee Snail (Build Your Own Kit)
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Bumble Bee Snail (Build Your Own Kit) (Pusiostoma sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Carnivore, Detritus
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size ½"
Origin Marshall Islands
Family Buccinidae
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Overview

The Bumble Bee Snail is a distinctly small snail with yellowish bands on a dark brown background.

It is a beneficial snail to have in the aquarium, and will do well if provided with ample hiding places and room to roam. It prefers an aquarium with live rock so that it can graze on uneaten meaty foods and detritus. It is also a sand sifter so prefers an aquarium with a deep sand bed in which to forage. It requires high water quality and is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrate levels.

It is extremely difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate it from its mate.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 1/2"


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Customer Testimonials

Jimmy Cusic Dallas , TX
I have a dozen of these little guys, but I seldom see them during the day. When the lights go off at night, though, they "wake up" and eventually cover my live rock.
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