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Dwarf Trochus

Species Availability:   637
Resides : Rocks and glass
Consumes : Film Algae, Diatoms, Hair Algae, and some species of Cyanobacteria
Max Size : 0.8" or 12mm
Origin : Indo Pacific
Availability: Almost always
Warnings : This species has trouble righting itself when initially introduced to the aquarium.

The Dwarf Trochus (Monilea spp.) consumes film algae, hair algae, diatoms and some species of cyanobacteria. These snails are excellent for cleaning the rocks and glass of your aquarium, but tend to shy away from the sand. They are generally hardy. Most of these snails are aquacultured. 

Well fed and mature snails are easy to breed in captivity. Females lay several fertilized eggs on hard surfaces of the aquarium, that hatch within a few weeks as developed snails capable of feeding on diatoms and film algae. They will be about the size of a pin head at that time. It takes about a year for them to reach adult size.

Shipped about a penny sized in diameter.

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