Astraea Conehead Snail
 

The Astraea Snail is also called the Astraea Star Snail, or Astraea Conehead Snail. It is pyramidal in shape; some may have projections on the shell which give them a star-like outline.
The Astraea Snail will do well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and sufficient room to roam. An aquarium with live rock is preferable so that it can graze on the algae. It will also graze on algae on the side of the tank. In addition, it eats cyanobacteria and diatoms. If it falls, it is often unable to right itself, and will need the aquarist to place it upright, again. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrate levels.

The diet may be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce and vegetable-based tablet foods.

clay
clay updated Astraea Conehead Snail
2012-04-22 22:58:34 -0600
The Astraea Snail is also called the Astraea Star Snail, or Astraea Conehead Snail. It is pyramidal in shape; some may have projections on the shell which give them a star-like outline. The Astraea Snail will do well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and sufficient room to roam. An aquarium with live rock is preferable so that it can graze on the algae. It will also graze on algae on the side of the tank. In addition, it eats cyanobacteria and diatoms. If it falls, it is often unable to right itself, and will need the aquarist to place it upright, again. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrate levels. The diet may be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce and vegetable-based tablet foods.
clay
clay updated Astraea Conehead Snail
2012-04-13 20:08:53 -0600
The Astraea Snail is also called the Astraea Star Snail, or Astraea Conehead Snail. It is pyramidal in shape; some may have projections on the shell which give them a star-like outline. The Astraea Snail will do well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and sufficient room to roam. An aquarium with live rock is preferable so that it can graze on the algae. It will also graze on algae on the side of the tank. In addition, it eats cyanobacteria and diatoms. If it falls, it is often unable to right itself, and will need the aquarist to place it upright, again. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrate levels. The diet may be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce and vegetable-based tablet foods.
kla
kla updated Astraea Conehead Snail
2012-04-10 08:48:51 -0600
The Astraea Snail is also called the Astraea Star Snail, or Astraea Conehead Snail. It is pyramidal in shape; some may have projections on the shell which give them a star-like outline. The Astraea Snail will do well in an aquarium if provided with ample hiding places and sufficient room to roam. An aquarium with live rock is preferable so that it can graze on the algae. It will also graze on algae on the side of the tank. In addition, it eats cyanobacteria and diatoms. If it falls, it is often unable to right itself, and will need the aquarist to place it upright, again. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications and will not tolerate high nitrate levels. The diet may be supplemented with blanched spinach or lettuce and vegetable-based tablet foods.

Invertebrate Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Astraeinae
Environment
Salt
Max Size
1.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Peaceful
Diet
Herbivore
Difficulty
Easy
Reef Safe
Yes

Tanks (16)

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