They eat filamentous algae, green and brown slime algaes and diatoms. They are tremendous algae eaters. They are usually found in areas of lower light levels. They are more active at night and consume a lot of algae! These snails vary in size from the size of a marble to about one and half inches.
These snails are collected the caribbean. These snails are excellent algae eaters. These snails will right themselves if on course substrate or near a hard surface. They will keep glass clear of green slime algae as well as diatom algae.
Chestnut Turban Snails
Turbo castanea snails do very much the same task as the Astrea snails. They will consume filamentous algae and diatoms. These
too are collected from the Keys. They are usually found in areas of lower light levels. They are very active and consume a
TON of algae! These snails vary in size from the size of a pea to about 1/2".
Virgin Nerite Snails
These snails are great little algae eaters. These snails are true marine snails. These snails are personally collected in the Florida Keys. These snails have been known to reproduce in captivity.
These cool snails are actually sea slugs. Their bodies are too big to fit into their shells. These snails are collected mostly in the spring and summer months. They are primarily nocturnal and will eat detritus and diatoms from the sand bed.
These snails are collected in the warm Florida waters. They stay small maxing out at about 1" long. Their coloration can vary from black, brown, or gray. These snails feed on organic matter in the substrate and also on algae along the glass, rocks, or plants.
Keyhole limpets are a favorite snail for seahorse keepers. The Limpets will feed on Hydroids as well as nearly any kind of nuisance algae in your aquarium. These limpets are anywhere from 1/4" to 1.5" in length when we sell them. They can obtain a length of 2".