The Mexican turbo snail is an efficient little helper in the aquarium since it eats algae and decaying organic matter (detritus) and help sifting and aerating the substrate.
The Mexican turbo snail will appreciate live rock in the aquarium. Provide it with holes or crevices since it is used to hide inside reef crevices during the day in the wild. Be careful when you decorate the aquarium, because this an impressively strong little snail that can bulldoze loose rocks in search of algae.
The herbivore Mexican turbo snail feeds on algae, including hair algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms, and is therefore a popular addition to marine aquariums with algae problems since it will devour algae types shunned by many other algae-eaters.
The Mexican turbo snail will remove algae from various surfaces, including live rock, corals and aquarium glass. It will also sift through the substrate, which is beneficial since it helps to keep the substrate aerated.
Please note, colour, size and exact species might differ from those in the image, please check first if in doubt.