Liven up your aquarium with five nerite snails of three different varieties! This listing is for B-grade nerite snails, meaning that the snails may have minor shell damage or calcification, but are otherwise perfectly healthy. We will do our best to send an assortment of shell patterns; we unfortunately cannot accept requests for certain types of nerites.
These beautiful snails are great for giving your aquarium some exotic flair, but they also serve some very useful purposes. They clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean.
Nerite Snails are widely believed to be the best snail in the aquarium hobby for eating algae. They are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. Nerite Snails require salt water to reproduce, so they will never overpopulate your aquarium (as some freshwater snails are known to do).
Your order will include a random assortment of the following types of nerite snails:
1. Tiger Nerite Snails, whose shells are a lovely dark amber color with small black markings that form encircling stripes.
2. Zebra Nerite Snails, whose shells have gold and black zebra-like stripes running all the way down.
3. Tiger Eye Nerite Snails, whose shells are a glossy olive green color and resemble a finely polished tiger's eye stone.
These nerite snails range from 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. They usually will remain around 1 inch throughout their lifespan, but the occasional snail will reach 1 1/2 inches! They do not eat plants (only algae), so they are perfectly suitable for planted tanks.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- pH level range: 6.5 - 8.5
Temperature range: 65° - 85° F (18° - 29° C)
- Water type: Medium hard
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Other types of snails (Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), dwarf shrimp (such as Green Babaulti shrimp, Blue Velvet shrimp, etc.). They can also be kept with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish, such as Danios and Rasboras.
- Additional notes: 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 or copper levels.
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