Large Cerith snail

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Large Cerith snail
Critter Category: 
Snail/Nudis

This is a Cerith snail. These are great algae eaters and can be found in many places in the tank: on the rockwork, crossing the sand and cleaning the glass. The benefit of these guys is that they have the ability to right themselves if they fall off an object, thus they don't succumb to hermit crab attacks as easily. Rather than lying there helpless, they get right back to what they were doing before. You may see some cerith eggs in your tank from time to time but it is unlikely they will hatch successfully. Something will likely eat them before they can grow up to maturity. Reef-safe