Nerite Snails

Price
$4.99
Type:Zebra Nerite
Quantity:1 piece
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Species

Neritina natalensis, Neritina semiconica, Neritodryas Dubia

 

Size 

Nerite snails are one of the larger Nerite snails available, ranging from 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. This guys are algae eating machines!

 

Recommended Tank Parameters 

  • pH level range: 6.5 to 8.5
  • Temperature range: 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Water type: kH 12-18; gH 12-18:
  • With all nerite snails, it's a good idea to make sure the water line in your aquarium isn't too high, as these snails tend to climb up beyond the water line.
  • Nerite snails do not tolerate water with high nitrate levels.
  • Snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank. They also need a decent amount of calcium in their water to maintain their shell health, which can be helped by feeding the snails foods rich in calcium (such as kale, spinach, and other greens), by floating a cuttlebone in the water, or by using additives.

Feeding

 Nerite Snails are herbivores and are widely known as one of, if not the most, voracious algae-eaters out of any snail. If there is not enough algae present in the aquarium, their diet can be supplemented with algae wafers or blanched vegetables (such as kale, zucchini, carrots, etc.).

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