Turban Snail

lg 89375 snail
Latin name: (Tectus fenestratus)

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Clear, Tan, White



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The Turban Snail is a hardy addition to any established aquarium. Its presence provides an excellent opportunity to help keep the aquarium clean as it grazes on algae and detritus. A large area for grazing and live rock must be provided, along with an adequate calcium level. Additionally, it is important to keep the nitrate level low, while avoiding the use of copper-based medications altogether, as this species is very sensitive to copper. With the right care and maintenance, the Turban Snail can provide a long-lasting, beneficial presence in the aquarium. Furthermore, it is a great way to add a unique visual element to the tank.

The Turban Snail is a hardy species and can thrive in many different aquariums, including those with low oxygen levels. Furthermore, it is a cleaner snail, meaning it feeds on algae and detritus. With proper care, these snails can live up to 3 years, making them a great addition to any aquarium. Additionally, they are easy to care for and require little maintenance. As a result, they can be a great addition to the beginner aquarist’s tank.

Supplementing the Turban Snail’s diet with dried seaweed can help to increase the snail’s algae intake.

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