The Margarita Snail is one of the most sought after home reef
inhabitants. This is because they can consume large amounts of algae,
including nuisance hair varieties. Plus, unlike some snails, Margarites pupillus
is non-venomous and peaceful towards corals, invertebrates, and other
tankmates. Also known as the Stomatella Limpet, Little Margarite, and
Pearl or Pearly Topped Snail, the Margarita Snail has a brown body and
smooth, turban-shaped shell and may grow up to 1" as an adult.
The Margarita Snail does well in the home aquarium provided it is well established and has an ample algae source for the Margarita Snail to feed upon. For best care, they should be kept at cooler water temperatures with other peaceful tankmates. However, most Margarita Snails can adjust to an aquarium with a water temperature as high as 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Like other invertebrates, the Margarita Snail is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper-based medications. Also, it should be acclimated to new aquariums using the drip acclimation method. The Margarita Snail is sensitive to even small changes in water parameters including pH, temperature, and alkalinity. To promote shell growth, supplement calcium levels in your aquarium.
Black Margarita Snail
- Product Code: Margarita
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