Mexican Turbo Snail

They have a varied appetite for most forms of algae, cyanobacteria, diatoms, and detritus.

Name Mexican Turbo snails
Other Names
Mexican turbo grazer, Top shell snail, Turban snail, Trochus snail, Gulf Turban, the Eastern Pacific Turban, and the Wavy Turban in Mexico as Turbante del Pacifico
Scientific Name Turbo fluctuosa / Turbo fluctuosus
Tank size (minimum) 10 gallons (~40 liters)
Keeping Easy – Medium
Breeding Difficult  
Size 7+ cm (~3 inches)
Optimal Temperature 21 – 23°C  (~70°F – 73°F)
Water type SG = 1.023 – 1.025
Optimal PH 8.1 – 8.4
Optimal KH 8 – 16
Nitrate Less than 20 ppm
Diet Herbivorous
Temperament Peaceful
Life span up to 5 years (in aquariums 1 – 2 years)
Color Form Light brown, reddish-brown, greenish, or orange with whitish and dark brown mottling