Margarita Snail (Margarites pupillus)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
8.2 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
- Margarita Snail, Stomatella Limpet Snail, Pearl Snail, Little Margarite, Pearly Topped Snail
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- These snails are difficult to sex and are not known to breed in captivity. These are not hermaphroditic snails.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- An entirely reef-safe snail, will graze on most algaes. Do not keep with aggressive fish or other invertebrates that may attack or kill it to include Hermit Crabs.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- An excellent algae eater, when necessary you can supplement with dried seaweed. They can starve if not enough algae is present in the tank.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Supplement when necessary.
Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers cooler temperatures but can tolerate up to 25.6°C (78°F) . Keep with peaceful fish and a tank with plenty of algae growth to graze on. For this reason they do best in mature tanks with well established live rock.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A very peaceful snail which will concentrate its attentions on algae and not harm corals or other reef-dwellers. Benefits from calcium additives and is sensitive to water chemistry.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Has a smooth turban-like shell with slight iridescence. The shell can vary from silver-grey to brown in colour.