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turbo snail

Post  phantom on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:14 am




Scientific Name : Turbo fluctuosa

Common Names : Top Shell, Turban Snail

Turbo Snail Care Level : Easy, good for the saltwater aquarium beginner

Life span : 1 - 2 years, sometimes slightly longer lived

Size : Up to 2 inches (5 cm)

pH : 8 - 8.4

Temperature : 72°F - 80°F (22°C - 27°C)

Specific Gravity : 1.020 - 1.024

Origin / Habitat : Mexico

Temperament / Behavior : Very peaceful

Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : Difficult to breed

Tank Size : 30 gallon minimum

Compatible Tank Mates : Avoid keeping them with some of the more aggressive marine invertebrates.

Diet / Fish Food : Herbivore, mainly algae. You can try to supplement their diet with dried seaweed. Having live rock is beneficial because it can constantly graze on it for food. Limit the amount of snails if you're also keeping algae grazers such as some of the Tang species.

Tank Region : All over the glass and live rock

Gender : There are no definite ways to distinguish males from females.



if you can find them get the true mexican turbo snails as they will eat red hair algae too
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