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Cerith Snail (Build Your Own Kit) - 5 Pack
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Cerith Snail (Build Your Own Kit) - 5 Pack (Cerithium sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 1½"
Origin Mexico
Family Cerithiidae
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The Cerith snail is a small scavenger with an elongated spiral shell that is usually black with tiny white dots covering the entire shell. One of the most ideal scavengers, detritus eaters, and algae eaters these snails are perfect for the reef aquarium, quickly devouring detritus, uneaten food, decaying organics, fish waste, and several types of nuisance algae. Cerith Snails will often bury themselves in the sand, which will help maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.

The Cerith Snail prefers an established aquarium with live rock and a deep sand bed. These snails are sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper-based medications.

The Cerith Snail is extremely difficult to breed in captivity.

Approximate Purchase Size:  1/2" to 1-1/2"

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Customer Testimonials

Jackie E. Charleston , SC

I ordered several of these fellows and the very first day they were busy cleaning the tank and eating algae. They're very lively and hardworking!
David S Coats , NC
My Cerith snails frequently mate and lay eggs in a stringy, curving mass on the inside front and side glass of my aquarium. However, filtration and other tank inhabitants quickly consume the young. These snails are excellent for sifting through sand and gravel beds.
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