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    Cat's Eye Turbo Snail - Turbo sp.

    That Fish Place

    Item # 208575 / Manufacturer Part # F93 0045 0438

    Was $2.99
    1 – 11$2.99
    12 – 24$2.84
    25 – 49$2.69
    50 – 99$2.54
    100 +$2.39


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    Cat's Eye Turbo Snails (Turbo sp.) are more elaborately-colored cousins to the popular Mexican Turbo Snail. Cat's Eye Turbos have contrasting light and dark striped or mottled patterns on their shells.

    Turbo Snails (Turbo sp.) are some of the most common and popular snails for aquarium algae control. There are many different species found around the world in tropical and some temperate (cooler water) region. All have a similar appearance with rounded, generally smooth shells. Most are shades of tan, brown or gray but some species can be brighter orange, whitish, or almost black. Colorations can be mottled, striped or checkerboard-like. Turbo Snails have thick, shell-like operculums (the "trapdoor" that protects the snail when withdrawn into its shell). These operculums can be smooth, spiraled, or bumpy, depending on the species.

    Turbo Snails are Reef Safe algae eaters. Although some may become clumsy as they grow larger in size, they do not eat corals, polyps or invertebrates. They will feed on microalgae, macroalgae, and some diatoms and cyanobacteria. If the algae supply in the aquarium becomes low, they should be fed supplements like Spirulina and dried or fresh macroalgaes. These and any other snails should not be added to new aquariums or to aquariums without algae to feed on unless they are supplementally fed.

    Snails should always be acclimated to a new aquarium upon arrival. Some species of Turbo snails or those collected from cooler-water regions like the Californian or Mexican coastlines may be short-lived in higher-temperature reef aquariums. Regular water changes will also help replenish mineral content in the aquarium to promote snail health and growth.
    Common NameCat`s Eye Turbo Snail
    Scientific NameTurbo sp.
    Reef SafeYes
    Invert SafeYes
    Community SafeYes
    Max Size (in inches)2
    Min Tank Size (in gallons)20
    Specific Gravity Range1.022-1.026
    pH Range8.0-8.4
    Temperature Range75-82
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    Most Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: Is your livestock covered by any guarantee?
  • Most of our live items are covered by our 14-day Arrive Alive Guarantee. Restricted Items are not covered by this policy for any reason. View the full Livestock Guarantee Policy and Restricted Species list for full details. Any losses must be reported to us within the 14-day guarantee period and we do require verification for any losses.
  • Shipping charges are not covered by our livestock guarantee policy and are non-refundable.

  • Q: When will my Livestock order ship?
  • Live orders (fish, invertebrates) are shipped FedEx Standard Overnight or FedEx Priority Overnight Monday through Thursday for delivery Tuesday through Friday.
  • Live plants and live rock orders are shipped via FedEx 2-day express Monday through Wednesday for delivery Wednesday through Friday. Shipping upgrades to overnight shipping are available for an additional fee.
  • Orders placed before noon (Eastern) are generally shipped the same day. Orders placed after noon are shipped the next shipping day.
  • PayPal Orders Only: We cannot hold or modify orders placed with PayPal. PayPal's policies do not allow us to hold orders for more than three days after they are placed. Depending on when the order was placed, this may mean that the payment authorization is expired before the order is scheduled to be shipped. In this instance, a livestock department representative will contact you regarding the options for your order.

  • Q: How much does it cost to have live plants and animals shipped to me?
  • Live Fish/Invert Charges:
  • *Standard Overnight: $34.99
  • Priority Overnight: $44.99
  • Live Aquarium Plant Shipping Charges:
  • FedEx 2-day Plant Shipping: $13.99 (default ship method)
  • *Standard Overnight Plant Shipping: $29.99
  • Priority Overnight Plant Shipping: $39.99
  • Live Rock Shipping Charges:
  • Packages are shipped free via FedEx 2-day Express. You may upgrade the shipping method to Standard Overnight or Priority overnight for an additional charge.
  • Please contact a livestock representative for upgraded shipping quotes at 1-877-367-4377.

  • *Standard Overnight where available only, priority rate may apply. Shipping charges are not covered by our livestock guarantee policy and are non-refundable.

  • Q: How do you ship live plants and animals?
  • Livestock orders are packed and shipped in a separate facility from dry goods and cannot be shipped with dry goods.
  • We make every effort to make transit comfortable and safe for livestock. We review the temperature and destination for every order, and pack the livestock accordingly. Fish and invertebrates are triple-bagged and packed with heat packs or ice packs (as needed) in insulated styrofoam containers and cardboard shipping boxes. Plants are carefully wrapped in wet paper and plastic then shipped in standard FedEx shipping boxes (with heat packs or ice packs as needed).
  • *Heat packs are usually taped to the lid or side of the box. These packets should be discarded after delivery; do not add these packets or their contents to your aquarium.
  • We always attach a copy of your invoice/packing list and our Guarantee Policy inside the box.

  • Q: Where does That Fish Place - That Pet Place ship Livestock?
  • Livestock shipping is available only within the contiguous 48 states (except California). We cannot ship livestock internationally (including Puerto Rico) or to Alaska, Hawaii or California.
  • View our complete list of aquatic plant shipping restrictions.
  • We are unable to ship livestock to APO or PO addresses.

  • Q: Can I specify size, color or sex?
  • Sizes of livestock items offered can vary by supplier, collection area, and time of year. We do not assign specific measurements to live items, but rather general sizes (small, medium, large, XL). If the actual size of a fish or invertebrate you are considering is a concern, please speak directly to a livestock representative to discuss the items you're considering. We do not sell any fish by sex other than those specifically listed as "male" or "female". We cannot guarantee that the fish can be successfully sexed or that the ratio of male/female you request will be available.
  • Please be aware that coloration within species may be quite variable. The specimen you recieve may not look exactly like the representative photo on the site do to these natural variations in color or markings. If you have a request for a specific color in any of our assorted items, you contact the Livestock Mailorder department at 877-367-4377 or livefish@thatpetplace.com. We try to fill special requests when possible, but cannot guarantee the preference.
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