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Trochus Snail
Trochus niloticus
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Algae
Origin: Indo/Pacific
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

The Trochus snails also known as the turban snail, features a pale green shell with maroon stripes and a black foot, which looks splendid, while moving in the water. It possesses a highly peaceful nature and, should never be housed with predator fishes and crabs. The Trochus snail grows up to a size of 1 inch and should not be housed in a tank less than 20 gallons. Make sure to add plenty of rocks and corals in the aquarium where it can hide or forage, when required or stressed. It is best to keep the Trochus snail in a temperature range of 72-78ø F, pH 8.1-8.4, and specific gravity 1.020-1.025. We recommend you to provide this snail a diet that includes vitamin enriched algae, diatoms, cyanobacteria, and a supplementary diet of chopped seaweeds. The Trochus snails are effective algae eaters and help in ridding the tank from nuisance algae. The Trochus snail is reef safe as it does not nip over the corals or disturbs any invertebrates present in the home tank. The trochus snail requires a copper and nitrate free environment, which otherwise will lead to its death. It is not that difficult to care and maintain the Trochus snail and thus can be recommended to a novice aquarist.

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