Show Size Trochus Snail

Brand: Inverts


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Reef safe: Yes
Care level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Herbivore
Acclimation: Drip application

The Trochus Snail is excellent for reef aquariums. As a general rule, you can keep one snail for every two to three gallons of aquarium water. The Trochus Snail is very peaceful and because of its shell shape, it is not easily eaten by crabs. Unlike its close relative, the Tectus Snail, the Trochus Snail can right itself when knocked over.

The Trochus Snail does best in a well-established aquarium with ample hiding places and room to forage. It naturally feeds on algae, cyanobacteria, and diatoms amongst  live rock, substrate, and aquarium glass. The Banded Trochus is also an effective film algae eater. However, they only passively graze on other nuisance algae, such as hair algae.