Giant Knobby Creeper
|Resides : Sand, rocks and glass|
|Consumes : Film Algae, Diatoms, Hair Algae, Detritus, and some species of Cyanobacteria|
|Max Size : 4.25" or 108mm|
|Origin : East Africa|
|Warnings : May exhibit dormancy when introduced to the aquarium|
The Giant Knobby Creeper or Giant Nodulose Creeper, (Cerithium nodulosum) 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. This species is most active at night. We are proud to be the first company to source these online, and expect many more to follow.
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.