Chestnut Snail (Turbo castanea) Care
The Chestnut Snail, Turbo castanea, is also known as the Turbo Grazer, Chestnut Turbo Snail, Orange Cat Eye Snail, and Chevron Snail. These snails come from the Western Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea. The conical shells range in color from tan to orange and have small, bead-like bumps.
These snails are herbivores and should get most, if not all, of their dietary requirements from algae in the tank. If there is not enough algae in the tank, you may need to supplement their diet with vegetable-based foods and dried seaweed.
Cherith Snails will only grow to about 2″ in size and can be kept in tanks as small as 10 gallons. They will do best in a well-established tank with lots of live rock and sand.
They are easy to care for and totally reef safe.
NOTE: They can be very sensitive to changes in salinity so be sure to give them plenty of acclimation time.