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Snail Trochus/Astrea assort sp./Sizes

Snail Trochus/Astrea assort sp./Sizes

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Trochus snails are probably one the most popular and desirable marine invertebrates in the aquarium hobby. The combination of interesting colors and cleaning functions places them between one of the most preferred ornamental species.

Trochus snails are peaceful, beautiful, easy to breed, reef-safe, compatible with corals, and easy to care for. Thus, these snails can be a great addition to a peaceful community marine tank.

If you are interested in keeping them as aquarium pets or want to learn more about these snails, this article provides valuable insights into the captive care of Trochus snails.

Quick Notes about Trochus Snails

Name Trochus snails
Other Names
Top shells, Top snails, or Banded Top snails
Scientific Name Trochus spp.
Tank size (minimum) 10 gallons (~40 liters)
Keeping Easy – Medium
Breeding Easy
Average size 1 – 2 inches (~2,5 – 5 cm)
Optimal Temperature 74 – 79 °C (23 – 26 °C)
Water type SG = 1.021 – 1.025
Optimal PH 8.1 – 8.4
Optimal KH 8 – 12
Nitrate Less than 20 ppm
Diet Herbivorous
Temperament Peaceful
Life span up to 2 – 3 years
Color Form Creamy white with reddish-br
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