• Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)
  • Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)
  • Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)
  • Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)
  • Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)
  • Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)

Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria)

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This rare chopstick snail species is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter!
The Yellow Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania plicaria) is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter with a unique, spike-shaped appearance. This snail is native to Taiwan and has a very unique yellow-tan coloration. Like other chopstick snails, it traverses all areas of the water column and spends a good amount of time burrowing in the substrate. This is very useful for substrate sifting and scavenging in the aquarium. 
 
Feeding and care is very easy for the hardy Yellow 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. It will not harm live ornamental plants.
 
 
What We Like About These Snails:
  • Completely peaceful
  • Unique, spike-shaped shell with yellow-tan coloration
  • 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:  5 gallons per snail
 
CARE GUIDELINES:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Avoid any food product, medication, or plant fertilizer that contains Copper of any form. Copper is toxic to invertebrates. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper or more commonly copper sulfate. Always look at the ingredient list for any product going into the aquarium to ensure they are copper free.
  • Social behavior:  Peaceful
  • Origin:  Indonesia, Philippines
  • Average adult size:  1 - 2.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  1 - 2  inches (2.5 - 5 cm)
 
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