Aquacultured in U.S.A.
This listing is for 25 snails.
Role in Reef Aquarium: Scavengers, Detrivours, Sand Sifters, algae eaters.
Reef Safe and very hardy; easy to keep. Maintenance crew.
These are an integral part of a tank clean-up crew along
with copepods, amphipods, isopods, crabs, pods, shrimp, and hermit crabs. Ceriths will eat algae off of rocks and glass.
These come in varied colors and patterns.
Size: ¼ - ½ inch. Their size makes them ideal for a reef
aquarium tank. Due to their small size they don’t bulldoze corals, tank rocks, and decorations
like larger snails.
Recommend to add: 4
- 6 snails per gallon of water. Also,
add some to your sump or refugium.
Scavenger: They eat fish
waste, leftover food, Red Slime algae that grows in the sand. They break down
waste products that, if left unchecked, will eventually lead to outbreaks of
nuisance algae. These snails are very efficient in their scavenger role. Having
these snails is a great defense for having a clean, algae free sand bed. The snails go a long way to assist in
controlling nuisance algae growth indirectly. Another unique quality is that they like to
eat the algae that grow under the sand on the glass where it’s hard to get to
when we scrape the algae off our tank
Detrivour: Cerith snails eat diatoms, algae, bacteria,
and any kind of detritus (waste) in your sand bed. So if you want a nice clean sand bed without
having to sift the sand by hand involving laborious hours when you service your
tank, these snails will save hours of work.
Sand Sifting: They stay under the sand and move along about
a half inch under the surface of the sand all day. Providing yet another
important service in our captive reef aquariums, the snails stir the sand which
is a natural action that happens out in the natural ocean reefs. In nature,
when the ocean gets rough due to bad weather, the sand gets shifted around
which promotes oxygen and renews the microscopic life in the sand beds of the
ocean. This process is an essential step in the health of our ocean reefs and
estuaries. These little snails, no bigger than ½ inch, are constantly renewing
the microscopic environment in the sand beds when the weather is calm for
extended periods of time, preventing our reefs from getting stagnant.
The snails have a unique behavioral characteristic. They
burrow in the sand all day and stick out a tube, like a little dive snorkel. This
seems to be a sensory organ like a human nose. They are highly sensitive to any
changes in the water. You will notice that they can sense the food being put in
the tank when you feed the fish and can react faster than many fish and will
come out of the sand from underneath and pinpoint the location of the food
immediately to get their “share”. You
will observe that they also defend their catch by pulling the food down under
the sand where the fish can’t steal it from them. These snails are surprisingly
fast moving when they need to be. They are quickly being recognized by hobbyist
worldwide as being an essential addition to our modern reef aquariums.
Since they are highly active, they are also a very
interesting animal to observe and watch their animal behavior. If they find
favorable conditions in your tank don’t be surprised if they start breeding, if
this happens you will start seeing egg clusters on the glass of the tank.
Please read before buying this live product:
guarantee live arrival of our live specimens: BUT CERTAIN CONDITIONS MUST BE
MET. This being said.
must be present to receive and inspect the package on the FIRST DELIVERY
#2 We must
be notified of DOA (dead on arrival) within TWO HOURS of FIRST DELIVERY TIME.
If these conditions are met, then we will replace
the DOA at no cost to you. These are live organisms. THEY CANNOT SURVIVE
OUTSIDE OR IN YOUR MAILBOX FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. We are very flexible when it comes to
meeting your needs and providing excellent service. So please work with us and
let us know if you have special needs for delivery. If you prefer next day
express overnight. Email us before you pay and we can weigh your order and fix
your invoice so you can receive your package overnight. If you are not sure
that you will be home to receive the package you can ask us to “Hold at Post
Office for pick up” can be arranged. This will keep the animals indoors at the
post office until you can pick them up. USPS Priority mail can take from 2-4
days transit So it’s hard to predict when they are going to deliver.These are
sent with tracking info so you can estimate when your package will arrive.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.