Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)

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Turbo Snail

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Turbo Snail

Turbo fluctuosa

Easy

45.425 liters
45,424.941 mL
45.4 Litres (12 US G.)

5.08 cm 3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")

sg

1.023 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.5

295.372 K
22.222 °C
531.67 °R
299.817 K
26.667 °C
539.67 °R
22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Common

2-3 years





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Alternative names

Turbo Snail, Top Shell, Turban Snail

Sexing

Not possible to distinguish between males and females.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful reef-friendly snail. An essential part of the clean-up crew. Avoid keeping with aggressive invertebrates such as Mantis shrimp.

Diet

Grazes on algae, mainly cyanobacteria and diatoms. Diet can be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce, vegetable based tablet foods and dried seaweed.

Environment Specifics

Can be sensitive to water quality, will not tolerate high nitrates or any copper-based medication in the tank. Prefers a tank with lots of live rock to craze on and hide amongst. Will be happy as long as there's algae for them to eat. Needs an SG of 1.020-1.024.

Behaviour

Will be found constantly grazing around the tank. Must be observed regularly as if this snail falls on it's back, it will not be able to right itself.

Identification

Similar to the Astraea tecta, but the shell is shorter and is generally larger.

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