Turbo Snail

Turbo Snail

The Turbo Snail is one of the most beneficial creatures you can add to a marine tank as they are key in the clean up crew gang. They host a spiral shaped shell which allows adds a change to the usual hermit styled shell. This snail is excessively fond of hair algae, and is able to eat through a significant amount relatively quickly. 

This snail is best housed within those well established aquariums since their diet evolves solely around food and algae on the live rock and sand to graze upon. Additionally similar to all invertebrates it would not be in a aquarium with elevated copper levels or copper treatment should not be used on a tank containing this snail. Furthermore, it is important to now house this snail with more predatory fish such as puffers and triggers as they may see the snail as food. 

It is also a wise idea to dose your aquarium with calcium in order to allow this snail to maintain a healthy and protected shell. Additionally, when adding this snail to your aquarium it is vital to slowly acclimate them as they can be very susceptible to sudden changes in water parameters and conditions. 

This snail will most likely be content with eating the algae in your aquarium, but if there is an insufficient amount present then it is important to feed them. They can be fed with a variety of food sources, such as algae pellets.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 2"
Colour Form: Clear
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: Mexico
Family: Turbinidae

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe

  1. Highly recommended for its substantial cleaning ability. Because of its size, I nicknamed it Freight Train. It will constantly graze the glass and rocks for algae. Make sure all of your coral is glued down tight, as this thing loves to climb aboard anything and everything in search of food. It’s a tireless eater as well, sleeping only a few hours a day. It’s weird to see it “lick” the glass while it eats, leaving tell tale lick marks. It’s a sight to see. A weird relationship has instantly developed between Freight Train and my new Abalone. They love to clean each other’s shell. Who knew!

  2. Great for cleaning my tanks glass! Be careful if you are keeping them with crabs though if you don’t have empty spare shells in the tank as they might kill the snail for its shell.

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