Trochus sp and Margarita sp. Snails- Cleanup crew


Snails are a valuable part of a well-rounded "cleanup crew", providing valuable scavenging services, feeding off of algae, detritus, and uneaten food. Many of them reproduce regularly in the aquarium, with their larvae providing a supplemental food source for other life forms.


The amount needed in a reef tank really does vary. As a general rule, we have found it is good to have 1 per 3 gallons of tank volume. Most snails are dime to nickel sized.