canary eelyellow banded possum wrassegold rim tangFiji Saltwater Live Rock
Manufacturers
Categories
Live Rock N Reef Price Match Guarantee
Calculate Aquarium Volume Flow Rate
Aquarium Test Kits

Do We Have Item You're Looking For?

Credit Cards
Authorize.net
Godaddy SSL

Saltwater Live Rock Marine Life

Live Rock 'N Reef Gift Certificates

Black Margarita Snail

SKU: MARG-SN
Price:
$1.29
Qty: - +
   - OR -   
QUICK STATS
Care LevelEasy
TemperamentPeaceful
Reef CompatibleYes
Water Conditions72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size1"
Color FormBlack, White
DietHerbivore
OriginEastern Pacific
FamilyTrochacea


overview

The Margarita Snail is one of the most sought after home reef inhabitants. This is because they can consume large amounts of algae, including nuisance hair varieties. Plus, unlike some snails, Margarites pupillus is non-venomous and peaceful towards corals, invertebrates, and other tankmates. Also known as the Stomatella Limpet, Little Margarite, and Pearl or Pearly Topped Snail, the Margarita Snail has a brown body and smooth, turban-shaped shell and may grow up to 1" as an adult.

The Margarita Snail does well in the home aquarium provided it is well established and has an ample algae source for the Margarita Snail to feed upon. For best care, they should be kept at cooler water temperatures with other peaceful tankmates. However, most Margarita Snails can adjust to an aquarium with a water temperature as high as 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Like other invertebrates, the Margarita Snail is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper-based medications. Also, it should be acclimated to new aquariums using the drip acclimation method. The Margarita Snail is sensitive to even small changes in water parameters including pH, temperature, and alkalinity. To promote shell growth, supplement calcium levels in your aquarium.

Keep in mind that the Margarita Snail will starve if algae levels become sparse. Therefore, supplement their diet with dried seaweed. To feed, use an algae clip or wrap the seaweed around a rock or empty shell and place into your aquarium, next to the glass.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1"

Currently there are no reviews for this product. Share your opinion with others, be the first to write a review.

Add Your Review


Your Name:
Email Address:
Review:
Note: HTML is not translated! Your email address will not be shared with anyone.
Your Rating: 5
Verification: The Captcha image
Reload Image  |  Phonetic Spelling

Your Name:
Your Email:
Friends Name:
Friends Email:
Message:
Verification: The Captcha image
Reload Image  |  Phonetic Spelling