Trochus Snail



In an aquarium with enough algae growth to sustain them, these Trochus snails are good, long-lived grazers. Add only a few at a time, they will starve if overstocked. They have conical, coiled shells that resemble a child's top or a pyramid. They have a circular aperture; lack an anterior spot or tube. The shell often with spiral ridges, radial ridges, bumps or a combination. The body may be strikingly or drably colored, depending on the species, and extends out of the circular aperture. Eyes located at the base of a large tentacle on either side of the head. Numerous small and several larger sensory tentacles extend from the aperture on each side and behind. The reproduce well in some systems and they will not each macroalga. PP Generally reef compatible and a beneficial reef aquarium animal. Harmless to other invertebrates. They are wholly herbivorous grazers that must have a tank with a good growth of diatoms and microalgae. (Credit - "Pocket Guide, Marine Invertebrates")

Scientific Name: Trochus spp.
Common Name(s): Turban snails, top shells
Family: Trochidae
Care / Experience Level: Easy / Beginner
Coloration: Red, White & Gray
Reef Compatible: Yes
Disposition: Peaceful 
Minimum Tank Size (Gal): Nano - 1
Full Grown Size (inches): 3
Diet: Herbivore
Supplements: NA
Origin: Tropical Seas
Water Specific Gravity: 1.023-1.026 
Water Temperature (F): 72-78
Water pH: 8.1-8.4
Water dkH: 8-12

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