The Banded Trochus Snail (Trochus spp.) is a terrific reef tank safe algae consumer. This snail consumes cyanobacteria and diatoms from rocks, aquarium walls and the substrate, but will not eat macroalgae.
- Bumble Bee Snail (Engina mendicaria) The Bumble Bee Snail (Engina mendicaria), is a sand sifting snail which helps stir the substrate in a deep sand bed aquarium.
- Cerith Snails Feeds on detritus and algae or eats sediments to digest the resident organic material and bacteria. Prefers a sand substrate which it buries itself in, aiding in the stirring of deep sand beds.
This reef tank safe snail spends all of its time eating algae from the rocks and glass in an aquarium. Great care should be taken to not overstock the aquarium with these animals.
This snail is a good sand stirrer for deep sand beds in aquariums. Like other snails, the Fighting Conch is sensitive to nitrates and totally intolerant of...Read More Information about the Fighting Conch Snail
- Margarita Snails (Margarites pupillus) The Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus) is a reef tank safe algae eating animal. This reef tank safe snail spends all of its time eating algae from the rocks and glass in an aquarium. When populating an aquarium with these snails, caution should be taken.
- Nassarius Snails The Nassarius Snail (Nassarius spp.) is a long living, reef tank safe scavenger. This snail likes to bury itself in the sand, stirring deep sand beds.
The algae eating, reef tank safe Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa). Some of these snails offered for sale in the aquarium trade are collected in the subtropical waters of Mexico and do not long survive the warmer waters of most reef aquariums.