• Fancy Antler Nerite Snail - (Clithon sowerianum)
  • Fancy Antler Nerite Snail - (Clithon sowerianum)
  • Fancy Antler Nerite Snail - (Clithon sowerianum)
  • Fancy Antler Nerite Snail - (Clithon sowerianum)

Fancy Antler Nerite Snail - (Clithon sowerianum)

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This rare nerite species is among the most colorful and variable, and it is a peaceful, active, and useful addition to almost any aquarium!


Clithon sp. “Fancy” are a group of rare nerite snails that are very small in size and not often encountered in the aquarium hobby.  Their shape, colors, patterns vary significantly.  Available ones are usually very small in size ranging from 0.5cm to 1cm and are perfect for covered nano tanks.

Most of the nerite snails we offer have very similar care requirements and characteristics, and the Fancy Antler  Nerite Snail is no exception. It inhabits fresh and brackish water areas and cannot reproduce in freshwater. This snail is a very effective algae eater and will thrive in a mature aquarium that has plenty of algae and biofilm growth. Some nerite snails are initially finicky about eating dry foods, but most will come to accept them, especially with foods that are high in spirulina or other plant content. Fresh vegetables are typically accepted as well.  Nerite snails are hardy in a mature, stable, well-maintained aquarium, but they are not as hardy as some other snail species in subpar setups. It is important to remember that scavengers such as snails do not consume as much oxygen as most fish, but they still contribute to the bioload of the aquarium and they should not be overstocked long-term.  


What We Like About This Snail:

  • Completely peaceful
  • Many variable, attractive colors and patterns
  • Safe with all plants
  • Excellent scavenger and algae eater
  • Does not reproduce in freshwater


  • Temperature: 72° - 82° F (22° - 28° C)
  • pH: 7.0 – 8.2
  • KH: 2 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons


  • Diet:  Scavenger that feeds continually.  Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter.  In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be sparingly fed daily.
  • Social Behavior:  Peaceful
  • Origin:  Indigenous throughout East and Southeast Asia
  • Average Adult Size: .5 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)
  • Average Purchase Size: .25 - 1 inch (.6 – 2.5 cm)


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