The Assassin Snail (Clea helena)

Assassin snails (Clea helena) are a type of freshwater snail that is highly sought after by aquarium hobbyists because of their ability to prey on pest snails in aquariums. They are relatively easy to care for and can thrive in various aquarium setups. Etymology The common name “Assassin snail” is derived from the snail’s predatory … Read more

The Apple Snail (Pomacea bridgesii)

Apple snails (Pomacea bridgesii) are among the most popular freshwater aquarium species renowned for their size, striking coloration, and unique behaviors. Apart from their unique appearance and behavior, Apple snails are popular among aquarium hobbyists because they are relatively easy to care for and help keep tanks clean by eating algae and other debris. However, … Read more

The Ramshorn Snail (Planorbarius corneus)

The Ramshorn snails (Planorbarius corneus) are a type of freshwater snail that belong to the Planorbidae family. Initially, these snails were seen as pests. However, in the last few years, they have become popular aquarium pets because of their adaptability and usefulness as cleaners of detritus and algae.  Etymology They are named for their distinctive … Read more