Are you tired of constantly having to clean your aquarium? You need a team of professionals. No, you don’t need to hire someone to come out to your house and help you. What you need are Astrea snails! These underwater creatures help keep your aquarium clean on a day-to-day basis.
What Are Astrea Snails?
Astrea snails are tiny scavengers that originate from the Caribbean that come in attractive pyramid-shaped shells. As a species, Astraea has a staple appetite for nuisance algae, such as those annoying algae that grow on frag plugs, and in between polyps, as a bonus, they will even demolish some species of cyanobacteria. Watch these guys knock out stubborn problems that you thought could only be fixed by a complete reboot of your tank. These snails are truly the last action hero of the snail world. Watch these snails perform death-defying feats as they search for film algae on your glass. But if you ever see one fall, like Sylvester Stallone, watched Sarah fall 4,000 feet when the bucket of her harness broke and she was holding onto his hand before their grip broke loose, make sure to help the snail out by helping it get back onto its little snail feet.
The best part about Astrea snails is that they are virtually maintenance-free. They are here to help, not hinder. You don’t need to feed them any additional food and they will keep themselves busy clearing all the food you're probably overfeeding.
How many do you need?
One snail per five gallons of tank size is a good metric to use.
Clean your aquarium the natural way, with Astraea snails.