Cerith Snail

Cerith Snail
Latin name:
(Cerithium sp.)

Care Level





Black, Green, White



Preferred Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size


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The Cerith Snail is a great addition to an established reef system, as it is a voracious feeder that helps to keep the tank clean. It is important to note, however, that breeding pairs of Cerith Snails will lay their eggs on the aquarium glass, but the eggs may not always be successful in hatching due to other tankmates consuming them or the filtration removing them from the water column. Despite this, it is still very difficult to breed Cerith Snails in captivity due to the difficulty in determining their sex and unknown water parameters. It is important to keep in mind that breeding may not always be successful.

The Cerith Snail is a hardy invertebrate, however, it is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper based medications. Therefore, it is important to take extra measures in water quality control and to use the drip acclimation method to slowly introduce these snails to their new environment. Additionally, regular water changes and careful monitoring of water parameters are essential for the health and long-term survival of Cerith Snails. Furthermore, these snails can be beneficial to an aquarium by consuming excessive algae and debris.

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