The Mexican Turbo Snail is extremely popular among reef hobbyists, since it quickly eliminates large amounts of nuisance algae. It is particularly fond of hair algae and will consume mass quantities of it and other algae off your live rock and aquarium glass. Also known as the Turban or Top Shell Snail, Turbo fluctuosa has a thick, top- or turban-shaped shell with an irridescent interior. The Turbo Snail is native to the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico.
excellent member of your aquarium's cleanup crew, the Turbo Snail
thrives in crevices and holes in natural reefs. In the home aquarium,
the Turbo Snail needs ample hiding places and large spaces to graze.
Some reef aquarists prefer to keep the Turbo Snail in aquariums with
well-secured rockwork since this active herbivore is known to bulldoze
loose rocks in search of food.
The peaceful Turbo Snail should
not be kept with aggressive tankmates that can quickly overcome this
slow-moving creature. If algae levels are insufficient, supplement the
diet of the Turbo Snail with dried seaweed. Also, adequate calcium
levels are required to help this member of the Turbinidae family build
its protective shell. Like other invertebrates, the Turbo Snails is very
sensitive to copper-based medications and high nitrate levels. To
acclimate the Turbo Snail, employ the drip-acclimation method since it
is intolerant of even the smallest fluctuations in water parameters.
Like other invertebrates, Trochus sp. is sensitive to high nitrate levels and intolerant of copper-based medications. It requires a gradual acclimation process, preferably the drip acclimation method. If food levels are insufficient in your aquarium, supplement their diet with dried seaweed. Though most Banded Trochus Snails seem to breed easily, there are no distinguishing characteristics between males and females.
Mexican Turbo Snail
- Product Code: Mexican
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