Bumble Bee Snails

$8.00

Inverts

Sorry we do not ship inverts at this time

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Color: Black, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore, Detritus, Omnivore
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: ½"
Origin: Indonesia
Family: Buccinidae

Overview

Bumble Bee Snails are a benefit to most marine reef aquariums. With their small size Engina sp. can get into small crevices between rockwork. They clean up detritus, uneaten meaty foods and decomposing organisms. This snail also burrows into your sand bed, consumes sand-dwelling worms, and helps aerate your substrate. 

Bumble Bees like hiding places with large areas to roam and prefer to eat off live rock and sand beds where it can forage for food.

The Bumble Bee Snail is sensitive to copper-based medications, high nitrate levels, and fluctuations in water parameters.

Bumble Bee Snails are a carnivore. If food is insufficient, the Bumble Bee Snail may feed on other snails in your aquarium or indiscriminately consume polychaetes or bristleworms. In established systems, Bumble Bee Snails do not require supplemental feeding but offerings of meaty foods, including brine or mysis shrimp and frozen meaty foods will be appreciated.