B-Grade Nerite Snails - Assorted Species, Colors, and Patterns!
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).
- 1 Zebra Nerite (Neritina natalensis): features gold and black zebra-like stripes
- 1 Tiger Nerite (Neritina semiconica): a dark amber color with small black markings
- 1 Black Racer Nerite (Neritina pulligera): gleaming ebony shell
- 1 Sun Thorn Nerite (Clithon donovani): very tiny with a black/yellow spiral pattern, or a solid color (often brown or olive green).
- 1 Tiger Eye Nerite (Vitta usnea): shell resembles a highly-polished Tiger's Eye stone
- 1 Zebra Thorn Nerite (Clithon corona/diadema): very tiny with a yellow and black spiral pattern
- Among the most voracious algae-eating snails
- Do not reproduce in freshwater
- Safe with plants
- Completely peaceful
- Temperature: 65° - 85° F (18° - 29° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 8.0
- KH: 5 - 12 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 2 gallons per snail
- Diet: Nerite Snails can subsist on algae if there is enough present in the aquarium. Their diet can be supplemented with algae wafers and/or blanched vegetables such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber.
- Social behavior: Peaceful and solitary; will not engage with tankmates.
- Origin: Northeast/East/South Africa (Zebra Nerite), India, Indo-Pacific (Tiger Nerite), Indo-Pacific (Sun Thorn, Zebra Thorn Nerite), Indo-Pacific, India, Africa (Black Racer Nerite), North/Central/South American Gulf Coast (Tiger Eye Nerite)
- Average adult size: .25 - 1.5 inches (.6 - 3.8 cm)
- Average purchase size: .25 - 1 inch (.6 - 2.5 cm)