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Third, look to make sure the snails come from a tropical climate. The ones we have are from Florida which is great. Unfortunately, many types of snails that are sold in the hobby are harvested from cold water areas, and some of them look a lot like Astraeas. Cold water snails do not last long in our tropical aquariums.
You also have to pick the right snail for your aquarium. Turbo snails (Turbo spp), also called turban snails, as well as astro snails (Astraea spp.) make great algae-eaters. The cerith snails (Cerithium spp) nassarius snails (Nassarius spp) also help clean aquariums, but general eat debris rather than algae. However, all of these families also include temperate species that sometimes find their way into pet shops. These snails tend to die off in tropical aquariums. Always buy your snails from a reputable dealer to make sure you have tropical species.
Tropical Snails for Freshwater Aquariums: Nerita Snail, Olive
Snails in the Aquarium - AC Tropical Fish
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