Banded Trochus Snail

Trochus niloticus

(7 Reviews)

Banded Trochus Snail

Banded Trochus Snail

Trochus niloticus

(7 Reviews)

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Banded Trochus Snail Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 5 Gallons
Max Size: 1 inch
The Trochus Snail, Trochus niloticus, also known as the Turban Snail, features a pale green shell with  maroon stripes and a black foot. It is peaceful but shouldn't be housed with predatory fish or crabs that may attack it. The Trochus Snail prefers tanks with plenty of live rock to hide and forage for algae. They can be incredibly beneficial tank members for their penchant for algae-eating. It is reef safe and won't nip corals or other inverts. Like most snails, the Trochus requires minimal care and is an excellent choice for any home aquarium. 

Reviewed by: Penny Mcglathery on March 25, 2024

Reviewed by: Brianne Goodon on Feb. 21, 2024

Got these specifically for my refugium. My tank has been cycled for a while now but occasionally I’ll keep fighting this diatom issue. My refugium was actually looking pretty slimy so I got these snails knowing they eat diatoms. Within 2 weeks, my walls are fairly clean and I can actually see my cheato growing. Don’t hesitate to pick up a few of these especially if you have some algae issues from time to time.

Reviewed by: Dale Pichelmayer on Feb. 5, 2024

All snails arrived healthy and accounted for.

Reviewed by: Sean Boyer on Jan. 2, 2024

These are by far my favorite snail for the reef tank. They kinda look like astrea snails, but are prettier with their maroon bands on their shell and black foot. And, the best part? Unlike most of the other choices for reef snails, they can almost always right themselves if they fall off the rock or glass and land on their shells. They’re also better algae eaters than most other snails because they actually eat filamentous algae, and not just film algae like most others.

Reviewed by: Robert Kligerman on Dec. 3, 2023

Reviewed by: Russell Martin on July 20, 2023

I think this is one of the best looking cleaner snails available. I've have some now that are over 5 years old and still going strong.

Reviewed by: Chrystal Stamm on Aug. 25, 2014

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