Cat's Eye Turbo Snail

Cat's Eye Turbo Snail

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Turbo sp.

The Cats Eye Turbo Snail is an attractive snail and algae removing powerhouse. Like other members of the Turbinidae family, the Cats Eye Turbo Snail has a voracious appetite for algae.

Naturally occurring in Fiji and Indonesia, Cats Eye Turbo Snails are often found among the structures of the reefs. In the home aquarium, the Cats Eye Turbo Snail prefers ample hiding places and large amounts of room to graze, preferably amongst live rock. They will also feed on the algae covering aquarium glass.

When algae levels are insufficient, supplement their diet with dried seaweed. Keep in mind, that proper calcium levels must be maintained as members of the Turbinidae family use calcium to build their shells. Like many other invertebrates, the Cats Eye Turbo Snail is also very sensitive to copper-based medications and high nitrate levels.

The Cats Eye Turbo Snail is extremely difficult to breed in the home aquarium, especially considering the Cats Eye Turbo Snail has no distinguishing characteristics to help differentiate it from its mate.

Care Level - Easy
Temperament - Peaceful
Color Form - Black, Tan, White
Diet - Herbivore
Reef Compatible - Yes
Water Conditions - 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size - 2"
Origin - Fiji, Indonesia
Family - Turbinidae
Supplements - Calcium, Trace Elements