Assassin Snail

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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.


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.


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