How big do Trochus snails get?

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  1. screemer

    screemer New Member

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    As per title really.
     
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    I think there max size is about 1"
     
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    across the bottom(the broad part) anything up to a foot, but there commonly seen 6" across,down here indonesian pirates steal them from our reefs arrrr
     
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    I used to collect them in Guam on occasion,"sent some to ORA" but they had to be 4" accross to be legal. Also they are very tasty:) So yeah they get BIG!
     
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    erm, do all snails like astrea etc get big? i want something that will stay small.
     
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    The grow pretty slow... I bought 6 that were maybe 1" across the bottom & in a year, they have not grown more the 1/4" more...

    If that helps... really nice snails... imo
     
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