Cerith Snail (Cerithium sp.) Captive Bred ORA™

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings

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Good for overall aquarium cleaning.

Tired of always replacing dead snails? ORA Captive Bred Cerith Snails make a hardy and sustainable alternative to wild-caught snails.

Approx. size: 0.5″-1.5″

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Good for overall aquarium cleaning.

The cerith snail is a hardy little clean-up animal that is a great addition to any tank. This omnivore eats a variety of foods ranging from detritus to hair algae. It prefers to forage at night, so it may not always be seen during the daylight hours. It is a burrower, turning over the substrate well and promoting a clean and highly oxygenated sand bed. It has the highly desirable habit of clearing algae from the tank panels just below the substrate surface. Remaining at a fairly small size, it can get into tighter areas of the rockwork that other snails cannot. It is known for being relatively long-lived in captivity.

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2 reviews for Cerith Snail (Cerithium sp.) Captive Bred ORA™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I recently started a captive-bred-only reef tank. While finding fish and corals has not been too difficult, cleanup crew has been a real challenge. Enter ORA Cerith Snails. I ordered a 5-pack of these (my tank is only 20 gallons), and unfortunately the first set arrived DOA because of a shipping delay. No worries, the Algae Barn team had a second set in the mail the very next day and they arrived perfectly healthy! I did a 15 minute temperature float followed by a 30-minute drip acclimation and within 5 minutes of being in my tank they were already burying themselves in the sand. Couldn’t be happier with these snails and with my experience from Algae Barn!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    These snails have been great in my tank. Purchased 10 and they looked exactly like the picture (1 did arrive DOA). They were clean with no algae or other pests and they went right to work after acclimating to my tank parameters. I will be buying more as soon as I can and they are in stock.

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