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The term "Turbo Snail" is a common name that is often used to refer to snails in the Turbo genus, particularly the Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa) or the Astrea Turbo Snail (Turbo castanea). These snails are popular in marine aquariums for their ability to graze on algae, helping to maintain a clean and balanced environment.


  • Average Size: Varies by species, typically 1-2 inches
  • Tank Size Required: Suitable for various tank sizes, depending on the specific species and the aquarium's needs.

Temperament: Turbo snails are generally peaceful and reef-safe. They are effective algae grazers and contribute to the overall health of the aquarium.

Diet: Turbo snails are herbivores and primarily feed on algae. They are particularly efficient at grazing on diatoms, green film algae, and cyanobacteria. Supplement their diet with algae sheets or pellets if algae levels are low.

Characteristics and Looks: The appearance of Turbo snails can vary by species, but they typically have a conical shell with a spiral pattern. The coloration can range from brown to various shades of green. They are known for their effective movement across rocks and glass in search of algae.

Care Level: Easy to moderate, depending on the species.

Water Parameters:

  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • gH (General Hardness): 8-12 dGH
  • kH (Carbonate Hardness): 8-12 dKH
  • TDS (Total Dissolved Solids): 32-45 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-78°F


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Dragon Thorn Turbo Snail

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