Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)
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45,424.941 mL 45.4 Litres (12 US G.)
5.08 cm 3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
1.023 - 1.025
8.2 - 8.5
531.67 °R 299.817 K
539.67 °R22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)
- Turbo Snail, Top Shell, Turban Snail
- Not possible to distinguish between males and females.
- Peaceful reef-friendly snail. An essential part of the clean-up crew. Avoid keeping with aggressive invertebrates such as Mantis shrimp.
- Grazes on algae, mainly cyanobacteria and diatoms. Diet can be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce, vegetable based tablet foods and dried seaweed.
- 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.
- 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.
- Similar to the Astraea tecta, but the shell is shorter and is generally larger.