We are proud to offer LOCALLY BRED, SUPERB specimens of this beautiful and rare snail! This is particularly beneficial for exotic invertebrates, which graze constantly and are sensitive in lengthy shipment.
The Tiger Spike Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania acutospira) is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter with a unique, spike-shaped appearance. This snail is native to Indonesia and the Philippines. The Tiger Spike Chopstick snail spends most of its time climbing aquarium terrain and burrowing in the substrate.
Feeding and care is very easy for the hardy Tiger Spike Chopstick Snail. It requires the same maintenance and conditions as most tropical aquarium snails and should never be exposed to copper. It will eat nearly any high-quality dry and frozen foods, but it will also feed heavily on algae, biofilm, and decaying plant matter in the aquarium.
What We Like About These Snails:
Unique, spike-shaped shell with tiger-like striping
Safe with all plants and excellent for sifting substrate
Excellent scavenger and algae eater
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 72° - 86° F (22° - 30° C)
pH: 7.0 – 8.2
KH: 2 - 12 dKH
Minimum tank size: 3 - 5 gallons per snail
Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually. Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be sparingly fed daily.