Cerith Snail

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

  1. Scientific name - Cerithium sp

    Family – Cerithiidae

    Common name – Cerith Snail

    Max Size – 1.5 in (3.5 cm)

    Range: Caribbean, Mexico

    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. It will also burrow down into the substrate, keeping it oxygenated and turned. 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: May 2, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011
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