This aquatic mollusk is an uncommon and hard to find Stenomelania species. These boot faced creatures came to us from freshwater lakes of Indonesia and the peaceful nature of this snail is one factor that makes is interesting to keep them. They have long, smooth and pointy, dark brown, spiral like shells that can grow up to 2.5" long.
They love to spend most of their time searching for food and like to bury themselves in the substrate.
Great for planted tanks - Will not over populate;
Amazing lifestyle - These snail are very active whether its daytime or nighttime;
Safe for plants and any other aquarium inhabitants;
Bright coloration will make the stand out in any aquarium.
Chopstick Snails eat a big variety of foods such as:
Decaying Plant Matter
Care for them:
- Tank size(Minimum): 20 Gal
- Care: Easy
- Temperature: 77-84
- PH: 7.5-8.5
- GH: 6-8
- KH: 4-8
- Lifespan: up to 3 Years
It is possible that some snails have some shell defects from their wild encounters.
DO NOT USE COPPER IN AQUARIUMS CONTAINING SNAILS!