Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 1″
Supplements: Calcium, Trace Elements
Color Form: Black, White
Origin: Eastern Pacific
The Margarita Snail, also known as the Stomatella Limpet, Little Margarita, and Pearl or Pearly Topped Snail, is the most sought after home reef inhabitant because it can consume large amounts of algae, including hair algae. It is non-venomous and peaceful towards corals, invertebrates, and other tankmates.
A Margarita Snail does well in a home aquarium if it is provided with enough algae to feed on. Keep in mind that it will starve if algae levels become sparse, so they should be supplemented with seaweed. Use an algae clip or wrap a piece of seaweed around a rock and place it next to the glass. To promote shell growth, calcium should be used in the aquarium.