Apple snail (Pomacea bridgesii) is a large, bright and very popular tank snail. The most common name the snail has – golden apple snail; since it can be of different colorings, correspondingly it has different names. There also exists a snail that looks a lot alike apple snail – it is zebra apple snail (Asolene spixi), however it belongs to another snail kind. However, don’t be confused with such a variety of names. All species despite their differences in appearance are alike in their behavior and care.
Aquarium snails are everywhere in aquarist’s live – they inhabit in all types of tanks and sometimes they appear in the places, where it seems to be impossible. Let’s try to make a long story short and gather some information about the kinds described earlier, so then you can choose what’s interesting especially for you.
Quite a lot of aquarists beginners face the problem of how to control snails population in a tank, when their number becomes too big. So, two questions rise simultaneously: how to get rid of these snails and where did they come from? Well, if you haven’t put them into the tank on purpose, they could have got into it together with the bought tank plants whose leaves might have had snails eggs on them.
Assassin snail (lat. Anentome helena or Clea helena) comes from South-West Asia, it’s often called an killer snail. So, if your tank has been occupied by snails, Clea helena – is one of the most popular and efficient ways to get rid of tank snails.