Olive Sandsifting Periscope Snail (Oliva sp.)
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The Olive Sandsifting Periscope Snail is a little guy with a big appetite for detritus. Add a group of them to the aquarium and watch for their periscope poking out of the sand while they eat fish waste, detritus, and uneaten foods. Their shell has a striking resemblance to the highly venomous Cone Snail, but don't worry because the Olive Snail is not dangerous to fish or their aquarists. Do not be too concerned if you do not see this snail all the time because they like to burrow into the sand in search of food. When they burrow into the sand it has the added benefit of turning and aerating your substrate. Since they are known to nibble on other invertebrates, this snail is not considered reef safe. They prefer an established aquarium with live rock and a deep sand bed. Be sure to feed them chunks of frozen meaty foods to help avoid exhausting the sand bed of food, leading to starvation of the snails.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample rockwork and a deep sand bed
- - For continued health, supplement with meaty foods
- - Prefers higher salinity
- - Prefers a well-established aquarium
- - Multiple can be added to an aquarium
- - Cannot tolerate copper medications and high nitrates
- - Not reef safe
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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