Pagoda Snail (Brotia pagodula)


The Pagoda Snail (Brotia pagodula), also known as the porcupine snail, is a freshwater snail that grows up to 2 inches, making it a popular tankmate for tanks as small as 10 gallons. These snails are originally from Thoungyin River in Thailand but are popularly aquacultured. While they are not plant-safe, the pagoda snail is a voracious algae eater sure to help keep things clean. Their unique shell is characteristic for its long whorls with spikes throughout.

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Pagoda Snail (Brotia pagodula)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, grazing on filamentous and diatom algae
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons
Compatibility: Not plant safe

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:- 6.5 – 7.5
Temp:- 72-78F
Ammonia:- 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm