Bumble Bee Snail

Dhs. 10.00

Bumble Bee Snails are carnivorous in their feeding habits. They can help you in getting rid of meaty food residues and decomposing organisms. However, the main reason of the popularity of these snails comes from their ability to consume other snails (like Vermetid snail, which are harmful to corals).

Bumble Bee snails can eat Vermetid snails (aka pest snails).

Name Bumble Bee snail
Other Names
Striped engina, Wasp snail
Scientific Name Engina mendicaria
Tank size (minimal) 5 gallons (~20 liters)
Keeping Easy-Medium
Breeding Very Difficult 
Size 1.5 – 2.2 cm (~1/4 – 3/4 inches)
Optimal Temperature 22 – 25°C  (~72°F – 78°F)
Water type SG = 1.023 – 1.025
Optimal PH 8.1 – 8.4 (7.5 – 9)
Optimal KH 7 – 12
Nitrate Less than 20 ppm
Diet Omnivorous / Carnivorous
Temperament Peaceful (with caution)
Life span up to 2 years
Color Form Yellow and black bands