Cerith Snail (Cerithium sp.) Captive Bred

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? Captive Bred Cerith Snails make a hardy and sustainable alternative to wild-caught snails.

Approx. size: 0.5″-1.5″

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We take the worry out of buying Live Copepods, Phytoplankton, Inverts, and Captive Bred Fish online by going above and beyond to take care of our customers. That’s why we guarantee every order we ship will be 100% Alive On Arrival or we will replace it free of charge. Booya. We’ll even cover the shipping on the replacement no matter which service you choose. Double Booya.

About our policy: When your order arrives, be sure and inspect the contents to ensure everything is looking alive and well before you add them to your tank or put them in the fridge. We’ll give you 12 hours after delivery to make sure you are completely satisfied.

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If for any reason you decide something isn’t quite ultra grade, simply snap a photo of the unopened item(s) you would like replaced. Be sure to get the expiration date on the back label in the photo. After that, visit www.algaebarn.com/claims and submit the form. We’ll review the photo and have a replacement out to you faster than a six-line wrasse at feeding time.

Captive Bred Fish: We guarantee every Live Fish we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival and we also offer a 7-day health guarantee on all Live Captive Bred Fish. In the event that your fish arrives DOA (Dead On Arrival), simply take a photo of the fish in the unopened bag/jar within 2 hours after delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. If the fish is DOA, we will offer you a choice of either a full refund or a free replacement, including the shipping cost. If the fish expires from natural causes (this does not include being killed by tank mates, jumping out of the aquarium, being acclimated to the wrong environment, not being fed the recommended foods) within 7 days after delivery, just provide a picture of the expired fish and we will offer you a free replacement, however, you must pay for shipping, or a refund, less the shipping cost. We can offer this industry leading guarantee on all of our live fish because Captive Bred fish are generally healthier and hardier than their wild-caught counterparts!

Invertebrates: We guarantee every invertebrate (Invert) we ship to be 100% Alive On Arrival. In the event that your inverts arrive DOA, simply take photos of the DOA items within 2 hours of delivery and visit www.algaebarn.com/claims to submit the form. We will review the photos and issue store credit for any DOA Inverts!

Once your replacement order is processed, we’ll send you a brand new tracking number automatically. Thats it, pretty simple right?

So start giving your tank the love it deserves and order with confidence knowing that AlgaeBarn has your back.


 Cerith Snail (Cerithium sp.) Captive Bred

Good for overall aquarium cleaning!

Cerith Snails are hardy little clean-up animals that make a great addition to any tank. These omnivores eats a variety of foods ranging from detritus to hair algae. They prefer to forage at night, so they may not always be seen during the daylight hours. As burrowers, they turn over the substrate well and promote a clean and highly-oxygenated sand bed. They also have the highly desirable habit of clearing algae from the tank panels just below the substrate surface. Due to their smaller size, they can get into tighter areas of the rockwork that other snails cannot. They are also known for their relatively long life spans in captivity!


Approx. size: 0.5″-1.5″
Max Size: 1.5″
Reef Safe? Yes
Water Temp: 72-78F


“Compared to other aquarium snails, ceriths have a large number of positive attributes. They are exceptionally easy to care for. They are quite resilient and long-lived, and are comparatively less sensitive to changing aquarium conditions (e.g. salinity fluctuation). Completely reef-safe, they have not been reported as a threat to any kind of beneficial organism.

Their burrowing behavior helps to stir and aerate aquarium substrates. Best of all, they serve as overall effective aquarium bottom cleaners; not only will they consume particulate matter that is trapped within the sand bed, but they will also grab anything they can on the surface such as hair algae or ever cyanobacteria.…” Read the full article on Cerith Snails in the reef aquarium at the AlgaeBarn Blog.


We guarantee that every snail we sell will be Alive On Arrival and in good health. Should they arrive in any other state, we will either replace them free of charge (including shipping). If the total livestock loss is less than $20, we will issue store credit. For more information, please also visit our 100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee page.

Ocean, Reefs, and Aquariums™ (ORA™) is a world leader in marine aquaculture. In addition to captive bred fish, they also produce many species of captive bred marine invertebrates. If you would like additional information about how captive-bred snails are bred and raised in captivity, please visit their website.

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

  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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