Astraea Snail

Species information for the Astraea Snail, in the Snails category.

  1. Scientific name - Astraea sp.

    Family – Astraeinae

    Common name – Astraea Snail

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Range: Caribbean

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating algae growing in the aquarium. If it falls and lands on its shell it is unable to right itself, you will need to manually do so. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.
     

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011
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