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The Cerith snail is great for eating hair algae on rocks and sand and tends to be a nocturnal feeder. Will also eat detritus and scavenge for meaty bits when algae is in short supply. Will bury in the sand to sleep.
If algae becomes sparse, supplementation will be required. Feed dried seaweed wrapped around a rock and placed on substrate against the glass.
Most Invertebrates, ESPECIALLY ABALONE require very long and slow drip acclimation process of at least 2 hours as they cannot adjust quickly to even small changes in pH, temperature, alkalinity and other parameters. Like all snails, this species is intolerant of extreme nitrate levels (over 20) and cannot live in tanks that have had copper-based medications dispensed.
Behavior: The Cerithidae genus is generally peaceful toward other tankmates.
Water parameters: Keep water quality high (SG 1.023 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78 F).
Care: Many consider the Cerithidae genus a low-maintenance specimen. Not venomous.
Size: The Cerith Snail may grow to 1 inches.
Origin: The Cerith Snail is commonly collected from Baja California.
Color: The Cerith Snail has a black, tan color.
Feeding: It likes to eat Herbivore, eats Hair and film algae..
Lighting: Has lighting needs.
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