These snails' shells are a gleaming ebony that add a sophisticated beauty to your aquarium while also serving some very useful purposes. They clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color.
Nerite Snails are widely believed to be the single 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).
Black Racer Nerite Snails are the largest nerite snail we offer, even beating out Tiger Nerites and Zebra Nerites. When you receive the snails, they will likely be about an 1/2 inch to 1 inch in diameter, but they can grow to a maximum of 1 1/2 inches. They are also unique among Nerite Snails in their behavior - they are significantly faster-moving and more active than all other types of Nerite Snails.
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 (other Nerite Snails, Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Red Cherry Shrimp, Neon Yellow Shrimp, etc.). They can also be kept with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish, such as Danios and Rasboras.
- Additional notes: 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.
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