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.