Astrea Snail

SKU: I-Astrea-5

Size: 5 Lot
Sale price$8.95


 Astrea tecta.

The Astraea Snail is easily recognizable by its unique triangular-shaped shell that
makes it stand out from other sea snails. Astrea snails are a popular choice for a Reef
Tank Clean Up Crew because they are busy workers, happily eating algae off live rock
and aquarium glass. The Astraea Snail has an appetite for algae, especially the kinds
that can be troublesome in *saltwater aquariums, like hair algae, cyanobacteria, and

While its good at cleaning surfaces, its not a great climber compared to some smaller
snails. Also, if it accidentally flips over, it might have trouble getting back up and need
assistance when flipped, so its important to keep an eye on it.

These snails are sensitive to certain conditions in their environment. If your aquarium
doesn't have enough algae for them to feed on, you can supplement their diet with dried seaweed, or vegetable-based flaked food.

If you are looking for a full cleanup crew you can shop our Saltwater Invert Packs.

*The Astrea Snail, and all our inverts, are for saltwater aquariums only.

All invertebrates have an arrive alive guarantee.
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image.

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