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Astraea Turbo Snails

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Astraea Snails are excellent herbivores that have a voracious appetite for nuisance algae in the home aquarium. Snails will be shipped "dry", meaning their container will have little to no water. This prevents any pollution from waste or die off.

We do NOT recommend doing any sort of coral pest control dip for these inverts.

 Astraea Turbo Snail Care

Astraea Snails are excellent herbivores that have a voracious appetite for nuisance algae in the home aquarium. They make a great addition to reef aquariums as the primary invertebrate in a cleanup crew. They do not bother corals, and they are able to clean the areas directly bordering the corals which would otherwise be difficult to clean manually. Please see below for additional care tips for Astraea Snails as well as checking out our Top 5 Tips for setting up a reef.




 Location

These snails (Astraea tecta) come from the Caribbean.



 Feeding

Astraea Snails graze on algae such as diatoms and cyano. In very clean tanks their diet can be supplemented vegetable based pellet foods.

 Propagation

Astraea Turbo Snails are known to reproduce in captivity.


 Acclimation

When acclimating Astraea Snails, try to perform the acclimation process slowly. Drip acclimating is the most effective for this. DO NOT use a pest control coral dip with these snails as the dips will kill them. Proper acclimation is extremely important considering the stress imposed on the animals by the shipping process. Please take a moment to review our Acclimation Guide.

 Photography

The images were taken with a Canon 5D mk II and 100mm macro lens under T5 Fluorescent lighting. Quite a lot goes into how we go about shooting the corals and anemones you see on Tidal Gardens. For an in-depth look at our methods, check out our comprehensive Reef Aquarium Photography FAQ.

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