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Cerith Snails are a popular species of snail in the saltwater aquarium hobby due to their efficient scavenging and algae-eating abilities. They are hardy and easy to care for, making them an excellent addition to any aquarium.



Cerith Snails have a long, spiraling shell with a pointed tip and are typically brown or tan in color. They can grow up to 1.5 inches in length and prefer to live in areas with a sandy substrate and plenty of hiding places.


These snails are peaceful and make a great addition to a community aquarium with other peaceful fish and invertebrates. They are known for their ability to consume various types of algae, including green hair algae and diatoms. Additionally, they will also scavenge for leftover food and detritus in the aquarium, helping to keep the tank clean and healthy.


Cerith Snails are herbivores and will primarily feed on algae, but they will also eat other types of organic matter in the aquarium. They prefer to graze on the algae that grows on rocks and other hard surfaces in the aquarium.


It is important to note that Cerith Snails are sensitive to copper and other heavy metals, so care should be taken when treating the aquarium with copper-based medications.

Cerith Snail

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