Banded Trochus Snail (Trochus niloticus) Captive Bred ORA™

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

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Trochus Snails are great for overall aquarium cleaning. They eat green film algae and diatoms. See below for more information.

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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 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 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 to submit the form. We will review the photos and issue store credit for any DOA Inverts!

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

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Banded Black Foot Trochus Snail (Trochus niloticus) Captive Bred ORA™

Tired of always replacing dead snails? The Captive Bred ORA Trochus Snail makes a hardy and sustainable alternative to wild-caught snails. This mid-sized reef-safe snail is well known by reef aquarists for its super-sized appetite. Most notably, it has the welcomed habit of clearing algal films from tank walls. It is an attractive animal with purple bands running over its shell. Unlike so many other snails available, this species is truly tropical and won’t overheat in conventional reef tanks. Moreover, unlike certain other snail types, Trochus snails can right themselves if they fall from the glass or rock surface. These are tank-bred specimens, which have an overall better survivability in captivity than their wild-caught counterparts. We also offer Captive Bred Cerith Snails to further complete your clean up crew.

Trochus Snail species information

Approx. size: 0.5″-1″
Max Size: 1″
Reef Safe? Yes
Water Temp: 72-78F

More About the Banded Black Foot Trochus Snail

“The shell of the Trochus Snail is very attractive with long purple or reddish bands, making them prized by marine aquarists for their ornamental qualities as well as their algae-eating tendencies. Its shape is that of a cone with a sharply pointed spire and flattened bottom, usually with eight to ten whorls. In addition to making these snails look great, the shape and durability of the shell helps to protect the animal from its predators.

Trochus snails, unlike many other aquarium snail types, are able to right themselves if they fall, which also minimizes the risk of attacks by other animals (this good trait also reduces the amount of time the keeper must take to turn over fallen snails). Its foot is black with a white or off-white underside. A smallish, thin operculum covers the opening when the snail is hiding within its shell…” Read the full article on Trochus Snails in the reef aquarium at the AlgaeBarn Blog.


100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee for Captive Bred Snails

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 more information about how captive bred snails are bred and raised in captivity, please visit their website.

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5 Snails, 10 Snails, 25 Snails, 50 Snails, 100 Snails

5 reviews for Banded Trochus Snail (Trochus niloticus) Captive Bred ORA™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    These snails have been great in my tank. Purchased 5 and they looked exactly like the picture. 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.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Grew frustrated throwing money away on Astrea snails. Although inexpensive, they’re always short-lived. So many times I’ve come home to an Astrea – upside down on the substrate – clinging to life due to its inability to right itself. Although these Trochus are pricier, I anticipate it’s a much better value in the long run. All survived shipment/acclimation and seem to be thriving. No more constantly checking the tank to flip over half-dead snails. The fact that they’re tank-bred is a bonus.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great for hair algae. Hardy and flip themselves over. They even have pretty shells. Highly recommended.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Love these guy’s!!! They are so hearty and strong. very active and there shells have great colors. They are just some of the best snails I but in my tank.. A+

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great addition to the cleanup crew… Cool addition to the MDT over all.
    of the 5 Purchased back in December 2 are now well over 1-1/2 …. 1 in the Refugium is just over 2″.

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