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100 Nassarius Snails and 100 Cerith Snails Invertebrate Aquarium Clean Up Crew

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Nassarius Snail (Nassarius vibex)
The Nassarius Snail has a little body with a big appetite - going around your tank foraging for any decaying waste, leftover food and nasty fish excrement in your tank. The nassarius vibex snail is an efficient scavenger - and will eat detritus. As a basic must have for your clean up crew - nassarius snails eliminate the yuck which causes nitrates which feed algae - aiding in the removal of unwanted algae by preventive maintenance. The Nassarius Snail has a small shell approximately the size of an olive pit. Nassarius Vibex burrow into the substrate and when a morsel of dinner is available, a long tube like siphon will arise from the substrate to quickly locate it. Pushing through the upper levels of the substrate, nassarius snails help aerate the substrate, preventing compaction.
 
COMMON NAME: Nassarius Snail
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nassarius vibex
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~1/4 inch to 1/5 inch
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 20 gallons
CARE LEVEL: Moderately easy
REEF SAFE: Yes
 
*Two snails per gallon is recommended
*This snail will primarily reside in your sand bed and suddenly erupt from the sand bed at the smell of food in the aquarium. *Range .25-.5 inch
Cerith Snail
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Approximate Purchase Size:  1/2"
Scientific Name Cerithium spp. 
Reef Compatible Yes 
Care Level Beginner 
Disposition Peaceful 
Min. Tank Size 10 gallons 
Mature Size 1 inch 
Placement in tank Any 
Diet Omnivore 
Range Eastern Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean 

Don't let the Cerith Snail's small adult size fool you. As well as having a gorgeous, elongated spiral shell, this active scavenger can consume large amounts of detritus, uneaten food, fish waste, and algae. Plus, this species of the Cerithium genus often burrows in your aquarium sand and helps maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.

Native to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, the Cerith Snail does best in larger, well-established reef systems with deep sand beds. This voracious feeder is most active at night. In fact, breeding pairs of Cerith Snails will lay their eggs on your aquarium glass just after dark in long, stringy curves. However, since these eggs take a while to develop, they are often consumed by other tankmates or removed from the water column by filtration before the eggs have a chance to hatch. The Cerith Snail is extremely difficult to breed in captivity. Not only is determining the sexes difficult, but the water parameters required to do so are unknown.

Like other invertebrates, the Cerith Snail is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper based medications. It also requires a gradual acclimation process, preferably the drip acclimation method, since it is sensitive to even minute changes in water parameters.

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Someone must be present to receive and inspect the package on the FIRST DELIVERY attempt. We must be notified of DOA (dead on arrival) within TWO HOURS of FIRST DELIVERY TIME . PICTURES NEED TO BE OF LIVE ANIMALS IN THE BAG UNOPENED!!! If these conditions are met, then we will replace the DOA at CREDIT ONLY. If you want a replacement you'll need to pay shipping again as SHIPPING IS NONREFUNDABLE. These are live organisms. THEY CANNOT SURVIVE OUTSIDE OR IN YOUR MAILBOX FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. All Orders are shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday so any orders after Monday will ship the following week.

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