Tiger Nassarius Snail
Scientific Name: Babylonia spirata
Reef Compatibility: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gal
Max Size: 2 1/2 inches
Average Purchase Size: 1 to 2 inches
Food/Feeding: CarnivoreNotes: The Tiger Nassarius Snail is also known as the Babylon snail, Brown Blotched snail, or Orange Spot Butterscotch snail. It is one of the larger Nassarius snails aquarists can keep in a reef tank, typically growing to 2.5? in captivity. Like other Nassarius snails, they bury themselves in the sand until they smell food. Feed them meaty foods like frozen mysis, brine shrimp, and other carnivore foods. They will help maintain the aquarium by eating any leftover meaty foods or fish and inverts that perish before they decay, preventing an ammonia spike. Babylon snails are great for keeping a sand bed stirred.
This item is housed in an invertebrate only system.