Astraea sp. snails (often referred to as Astrea snails) range in diameter from about the size of a nickel to almost the size of a quarter. These snails will consume film and hair algae on the glass and rocks in your aquarium.
The Babylon Snail is a large scavenger that will stir sand beds down to 2 inches in depth. They have the potential to consume other small snails but are generally considered reef safe.
The Crowned Turbo Snail grows to about the size of a golf ball. It is especially good at removing hair algae, but will also consume film algae and diatoms. This species will also eat some turf and complex algae, it resides on hard surfaces.
East African Cerith snails range in size from an inch to 1.25''. These snails will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano and algae in the substrate mostly, but will also clean glass and rocks. They are slightly beefier than Stocky, Cortez, and Florida Ceriths.
Florida Cerith snails range in size from an inch to 1.25''. These snails will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano and algae in the substrate as well as on rocks, and glass in your aquarium.
A large reef safe snail, the word fighting doesn't refer to its temperament. These cleaners will stir a sand bed up to 3 inches deep and consume detritus, diatoms, film algae, and fine textured hair algae.
The Giant Knobby Creeper or Giant Nodulose Creeper is the largest Cerith snail in the world. Growing to just over 4 inches in length, these snails fulfill the role of a conch and turbo snail at the same time. This species will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano and hair algae in the substrate mostly, but will also clean glass and rocks.
The Halloween Urchin is a type of pincushion urchin from the South Pacific Ocean found in deep water. They are multicolored and an attractive addition to large reef tanks, but they can scratch acrylic and wear items to camouflage themselves that you may prefer they leave alone.
Most commonly sold in the hobby as the Mexican Turbo Snail, the Indo Turbo Snail (Turbo bruneus) grows to about the size of a golf ball. It is great at cleaning algae, especially hair algae from larger tanks. This listing is for customers selecting Priority Mail, there is a 5 snail limit.
The Indo Turbo Snail grows to about the size of a golf ball. It is great at cleaning algae, especially hair algae from larger tanks. This listing is for customers selecting UPS at checkout, 20 maximum limit.
Rock Urchins come in different colors, consume complex algae, including calcified algae. They have sharp spines, which can give you a sting comparable to a bee sting if the spine pierces your skin.
Lettuce sea slugs, (Elysia crispata), consume hair algae and other complex and semi-complex macroalgae. However, sea slugs have particular care requirements that make them unsuitable for most reef tanks. Please read the full description.
The Lightning Dove Snail will consume film algae, diatoms, fine hair algae, algal detritus and some species of cyanobacteria in your aquarium. They prefer hard surfaces but will spend some time on the sand.
Excellent scavenger and sand stirrer. These snails will come out whenever they smell food, or when you are feeding the fish. These snails do not eat algae; they eat detritus and leftover fish food. There feeding will help maintain your nitrate levels, and clean some of the debris that is building up in your substrate.
The Ninja Star snail ranges in size from a about the size of a nickel to just larger than the diameter of a quarter. These snails will consume film and hair algae on the glass and rocks in your aquarium.
The Pencil Urchin, is a multicolored urchin with dull spines, and is a great addition to a touch tank. This particular urchin will be most active at night, as it is a nocturnal creature. It can grow to 3 inches in diameter .
Prickly Cerith snails grow to a stocky 2''. These snails will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano and algae in the substrate mostly, but will also clean glass and rocks. This deeper water species is about twice the length and four times the mass of the common Stocky, Cortez, and Florida Ceriths.
A large Trochus snail from the Red Sea and East Africa that eats diatoms, cyano, algae and detritus on the rocks and glass in your tank. Pictured with 4 Trochus histrio on its back.
These Cyclopoid pods are prolific breeders, eating detritus, flake food, phytoplankton, and even algae paste. This copepod moves along the substrate and through the water column.
Tisbe biminensis are tropical Harpacticoid copepod that feeds on surfaces of your aquarium. Great for refugiums, feeding dragonets, pipefish, and seahorses. Eat detritus and fish waste.
The large spider conch is a striking addition to the aquarium. It sports a unique shell that can spiral out to 9 inches, but the bulk of the conch is about 3 inches high and 4 inches long when an adult.
Stocky Cerith snails range in size from an inch to 2''. These snails will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano and algae in the substrate as well as on rocks, and glass in your aquarium. Their shells are often covered in coralline.
The Tuxedo Urchin is a small urchin that is suitable for nano tanks. It will consume hair algae and some species of turf and complex algae. However it will also pick up small objects, and wear them as camouflage.
Eats Diatoms, Algae and Detritus on the rocks and glass in your tank. Extremely hardy under normal water conditions. This smaller snail only grows to about 2/5-3/5 of an inch.