Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania Torulosa)

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The Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania torulosa) is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter with a unique, spike-shaped appearance. Though it is native to the warm Sulawesi lake system and other waterways of Indonesia, this snail can thrive in lower water temperatures than many other Sulawesi animals. The Chopstick snail spends most of its time climbing aquarium terrain and burrowing in the substrate.

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Description

The Chopstick Snail (Stenomelania torulosa) is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter with a unique, spike-shaped appearance. Though it is native to the warm Sulawesi lake system and other waterways of Indonesia, this snail can thrive in lower water temperatures than many other Sulawesi animals. The Chopstick snail spends most of its time climbing aquarium terrain and burrowing in the substrate.

Feeding and care is very easy for the hardy 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.

Stenomelania torulosa is part of the genus Thiaridae from South Asia, more precisely from Indonesia. Its shell is remarkably long, pointed and at the same time firm. Despite its thin end, it has no signs of damage. Its color ranges from light brown to dark brown, has a nice structure formed by spiral grooves. Body color is gray. It grows up to 10 cm in size. You cannot visually identify males or females.

Additional information

Alternative Names

Long Nose Snail

Availability

Uncommon

Behaviour/Temperament

Peaceful

Class

Gastropoda

Common Name

Chopstick Snail

Conservation Status

Not Evaluated

Diet

Herbivore

Difficulty

Easy

Food Types

Algae based food, Vegetables

Genus

Stenomelania

Living Environment

Freshwater

Maximum Size

10 cm

Minimum Tank Size

20 Litres

pH

6.5+

Phylum

Mollusca

Reproduction Environment

Brackish Water

Scientific Name

Stenomelania Torulosa

Size

4 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm

Species

S. Torulosa

Temperature

20-28 deg Celsius