Black foot Trochus Snail (Trochus sp)
Black foot Trochus Snail (Trochus sp) – a vital asset to your saltwater aquarium's cleaning crew. These captivating creatures excel at devouring algae and contributing to your tank's overall health. With their remarkable appearance and efficient cleaning habits, banded trochus snails are a must for every reef enthusiast.
- Tank Size: Banded trochus snails adapt to various tank sizes, yet thrive in larger, stable reef systems. An ideally maintained aquarium of 30 gallons or more suits these snails best.
- Water Parameters: Maintain optimal reef conditions: temperature between 75-82°F (24-28°C), pH levels of 8.0 to 8.4, and salinity between 1.024 and 1.026. Nitrates under 40ppm
- Feeding: Banded trochus snails are exceptional algae consumers, feasting on various types including diatoms and green hair algae. In a typical reef tank, trochus snails will feed themselves.
- Compatibility: Peaceful by nature, banded trochus snails coexist well with a range of tank mates, including corals and invertebrates. Just steer clear of aggressive or predatory species.
- Tank Lid/Cover: Prevent accidental escapes by providing a tightly-fitted lid or cover, as banded trochus snails tend to climb.
- Population Density: For balanced grazing and algae growth, add approximately 2-3 snails per 10 gallons, depending on your tank's size. We would recommend 10 snails for a 40 gallon, or 25 snails in a 100 gallon, for example.
With their captivating appearance and adept algae-eating skills, banded trochus snails are a valuable asset to any saltwater aquarium. Observe them glide gracefully across surfaces, diligently maintaining your tank's cleanliness and algae-free environment.