Cerith Snails

Cerith snails care is easy regardless of the type. They are all excellent scavengers. Cerith snails clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat detritus, fish waste and keep your substrate clean. These snails are totally safe with any fish or shrimp. They are completely peaceful and will not bother anybody in the tank.

Name Cerith Snails
Other Names
Creeper snails
Scientific Name Cerithium sp.
Tank size (minimal) 5 gallons (~20 liters)
Keeping Easy
Breeding Moderate to difficult  
Size 2 – 3 cm (~1 inch)
Optimal Temperature 22 – 27°C  (~72°F – 80°F)
Water type SG = 1.023 – 1.025
Optimal PH 8.0 – 8.5
Optimal KH 7 – 16
Nitrate Less than 20 ppm
Diet Omnivorous 
Temperament Peaceful
Life span up to 3 years
Color Form Light grey to brown