Bumble Bee Snail


Scientific name - Engina sp.

Family – Buccinidae

Common name – Bumble Bee Snail

Max Size – .5 in (1 cm)

Range: Marshall Islands

Care Level – Easy

Temperament – Peaceful

Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae, but will also eat detritus.

Aquarium suitability –

Reef compatibility – Yes

Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating algae growing in the aquarium. However, it is an omnivore and if sufficient food sources aren’t available it may eat corals, other snails or worms. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.
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