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The Black Devil Spike Snail, also known as the Black Devil Snail or Faunus Ater, is a unique and fascinating species of snail that is highly valued in the aquarium hobby. These snails are characterized by their striking black-and-white pattern and distinctive spiky shell.


Originating from Southeast Asia, the Black Devil Spike Snail requires a well-maintained aquarium with clean water and a substrate that is suitable for burrowing. They prefer a tank size of at least 10 gallons and can grow up to 2 inches in length. These snails are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive species.


The Black Devil Spike Snail is primarily a herbivore and will eat a variety of algae, detritus, and leftover fish food. They are also known to eat certain types of plants, so it is important to provide them with a balanced diet.


One of the most unique characteristics of the Black Devil Spike Snail is its ability to right themselves when they fall over, thanks to their spiky shell. They also have an interesting breeding behavior where they lay their eggs above the water line on rocks or other surfaces.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • gH: 8-12
  • kH: 5-8
  • TDS: 150-300 ppm
  • Temperature: 75-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Black Devil Spike Snail

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