Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Chestnut Turbo Snail (Build Your Own Kit)
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Chestnut Turbo Snail (Build Your Own Kit)
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Chestnut Turbo Snail (Build Your Own Kit) (Turbo castanea)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Tan
Diet Herbivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size 2"
Origin Caribbean
Family Turbinidae
Supplements Calcium, Magnesium
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Overview

The Chestnut Turbo Snail, also known as the Turbo Snail, Turban Snail, or Top Shell, is found in holes and crevices of the reef. It is shaped like a top, or turban, and has a thick shell with an irridescent interior.

It will do well in an aquarium if provided with ample places to hide and large amounts of room in which to graze, preferably with live rock. The Chestnut Turbo Snail also grazes algae on the glass and is useful in keeping the algae under control in aquariums. Since the Golden Turbo Snail uses calcium to build its shell, adequate calcium levels must be maintained in the home aquarium. It is very sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and prefers a low nitrate level.

It is extremely difficult to breed in an aquarium, and has no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate it from its mate.

If insufficient algae is present, the diet should be supplemented with dried seaweed.

Approximate Purchase Size:  1/2" to 1"


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