Nerite Snail Combo Pack #1: 5 Zebra Nerites (Neritina natalensis) + 5 Tiger Nerites (N. semiconica) + 5 Sun Thorn Nerites (Clithon sp.)
This algae-busting Nerite Snail combo pack includes 15+ Nerite Snails of three different varieties (5 Tiger Nerite, 5 Sun Thorn, and 5 Zebra Nerite snails)! 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).
Each type of Nerite Snail's shells are diverse and totally unique! Tiger Nerite Snails' shells are a lovely dark amber color with small black marking that form encircling stripes! Sun Thorn Nerite Snails are EXTREMELY tiny - they ship out as pea-size or smaller. Some Sun Thorn Nerite Snails feature a black and yellow spiral pattern, while others come in colors like brown and olive green. Finally, the Zebra Nerite Snails have gold and black zebra-like stripes running all the way down.
Tiger and Zebra Nerite Snails usually 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! Sun Thorn Nerites range from 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter, and will likely remain 1/2 inch when ufully grown. Nerite snails do not eat plants (only algae), so they are perfectly suitable for planted tanks.
- 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.
- 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.