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Dove Snail (Pictocolumbella ocellata)
Dove Snail
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Dove Snail (Pictocolumbella ocellata)

Overview

Did you know that this specimen ships from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility, home of our popular Diver's Den® WYSIWYG Store and our LiveAquaria® Certified Captive Grown Corals (CCGC)? What that means is that you can rest assured knowing this specimen received the highest level of care from our experienced and professional LiveAquaria® staff!

PLUS, hobbyists that use our LiveAquaria® Professional Reef Salt have the added benefit knowing marine species shipped from our LiveAquaria® Wisconsin Facility share the same water parameters. In other words, if you use our Professional Reef Salt, marine species shipped from our Wisconsin Facility will acclimate and transition to your home aquarium with less stress to set the foundation for longer term success.

Dove Snails Pictocollumbella ocellata are more commonly referred to as Lightning Dove snails. They are popular among marine enthusiasts because they consume different types of algae: film, diatoms, hair, algal detritus and even some types of cyanobacteria. Preferring to spend their time on hard surfaces, hobbyists can expect to see them on the aquarium sides or rocks and décor. In addition, they like to spend their time in the substrate. Though the Dove Snail seems to breed easily, there are no distinguishing characteristics between males and females. Their muscular feet allow them to cling tightly to rocks or glass in search of food.

They will create a striking look in your marine aquarium due to their thick black shells with white curved or zig zag stripes. With a white shell interior, their entry point contains purple.

This member of the Columbellidae family is an herbivore.

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