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Spiny Star Astrea Snail - Group of 10
Astraea phoebia
Spiny Star Astrea Snail - Group of 10
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Size: up to 1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe:
Diet: Algae
Origin: Gulf of Mexico
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
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The Spiny Star Astrea Snail is a star-shaped snail that looks very distinctive and makes a captivating addition to any tank. Spiny Star Astrea Snail is very peaceful in nature and should not be housed with aggressive or predatory fishes. Spiny Star Astrea Snail is reef safe as it does not nip over the corals or disturbs any invertebrates present in the home tank. It performs great functionality of cleaning the tank by consuming all the algae present or accumulated on live rocks. The Spiny Star Astrea Snail is a herbivore marine species that essentially feeds on nuisance hair algae and also considered as having a ravenous appetite for algae. The Spiny Star Astrea Snail easily consumes the hairy algae present in the tank and helps in preventing it from further immediate growth. It also feeds on diatoms and cyanobacteria; if these are not present in a good amount in the aquarium you can provide Spiny Star Astrea Snail a diet of vegetable-based food tablets or a diet that features a proper balance of lettuce or spinach. Make sure to add plenty of rocks in the aquarium where the Spiny Star Astrea Snail can hide or have ample space to roam when required. The mature size of these snails ranges from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch and they do not tolerate high nitrate levels and copper presence in the water. It is recommended that you should provide drip acclimation if you are introducing Spiny Star Astrea Snail to a new home as it is very sensitive and does not tolerate any changes in the parameters of water. Since Spiny Star Astrea Snail is very easy to care, it makes an excellent selection for any beginner aquarist.
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