Collonista Snail

Invert Type: Snails


Scientific Name: Collonista spp, Leptothyra spp


Diet: Algae
Reef Safe: Yes
Aggressiveness: Peaceful
Relative Care: Easy
Photo Courtesy of: By Jan Delsing - http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id100365/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34240607

These adorable little Collonista snails are often mistaken for baby Turbo snails, but they are a different species. These common hitchhikers only grow to about 1/4″ and reproduce in captivity easily. They are great at eating algae and even eat some species of algae that are difficult to get rid of. The only downside is that they may clog pumps and equipment if their population is allowed to go unchecked.