Though interesting to observe in your home aquarium, the Astraea Turbo Snail serves a greater function of cleaning algae-covered live rock. It is very adept at keeping your aquarium clean. In fact, this small herbivore prefers to feed on nuisance hair algae, as well as cyanobacteria and diatoms. Some aquarists also report that the Astraea Turbo Snail actually consumes the entire hair algae structure, which helps prevent immediate further algae growth.
- Scientific Name:
- Astraea tecta
- Reef Compatible:
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I ordered 40 astrea snails. They sent a very nice mix of smaller and larger ones. No complaints!
Came in packaged well and happy. They were all over each other? Now all over my tank.