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.