|Resides : Sand, rocks and glass|
|Consumes : Film Algae, Diatoms, Hair Algae, Detritus, and some species of Cyanobacteria|
|Max Size : 1.25" or 30mm|
|Origin : Caribbean|
|Warnings : May exhibit dormancy when introduced to the aquarium|
Florida Cerith (Cerithium atratum) snails are about 1". These snails will consume diatoms, detritus, cyano, film and hair algae. They reside in the substrate especially, but will also clean the rocks and glass of your aquarium. In bare bottom aquariums they will spend most of their time on the rocks, or on the bottom glass. This species is most active at night and lays ribbon like egg strands in the summer. Baby Florida Ceriths hatch as free swimming larvae and usually do not settle or undergo metamorphosis into their adult form in captivity.
They take time to "come out of their shells" and move about after placing them in your tank. Please give them at least 72 hours to start moving about. It is abnormal for them to move around right away. Additionally, when the snail is pulled into its shell, the operculum can pull back around the corner of the circular opening. The shells are not empty, that is just how this species is.