Food for trochus snail

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Today I got a trochus snail which is my first addition to a newly cycled 10g. I know they feed mostly on algae and since the tank is new, it doesn’t have much yet. In the image below you can vaguely see a path of where he’s moved (I’m assuming he ate the film there). Will this be enough food for him or do I need to supplement with nori?
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Today I got a trochus snail which is my first addition to a newly cycled 10g. I know they feed mostly on algae and since the tank is new, it doesn’t have much yet. In the image below you can vaguely see a path of where he’s moved (I’m assuming he ate the film there). Will this be enough food for him or do I need to supplement with nori?
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Algae wafers, blanched veggies, any fish food will do...
 

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Normally you don't add snails or a clean up crew until the tank has established and there is algae in the tank to sustain them.

If you increase lighting to 16 hours a day for a week or two, it should encourage algae to grow and the snail can eat that. Once the algae is growing, you can reduce the lighting to 12 hours a day if the algae is getting out of control.

In the mean time, a small piece of algae wafer (as suggested by @Slaphppy7) will do. You only need to add a small piece of wafer once every couple of days and remove any uneaten food after an hour or so.
 

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