Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa)

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Turbo Snail

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Turbo Snail

Turbo fluctuosa

45 Litres (12 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")


8.2 - 8.5

22.2-26.7°C (72 -80 °F)

8-12 °d

Other (See article)

2-3 years

Alternative names[edit | edit source]

Turbo Snail, Top Shell, Turban Snail

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not possible to distinguish between males and females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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

Diet[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Can be sensitive to water quality, will not tolerate high nitrates or any copper-based medication in the tank. All rock work in the tank should be well secured, since this snail is capable of rearranging your aquascaping[1].

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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