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]

Turbo Snail, Top Shell, Turban Snail


Not possible to distinguish between males and females.

Tank compatibility[edit]

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.

Environment Specifics[edit]

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].


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.


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