O-Ring Nerite Snails (Neritodryas javanica)
O-Ring Nerite Snails (Neritodryas javanica)
O-Ring Nerite Snails (Neritodryas javanica)

O-Ring Nerite Snails (Neritodryas javanica)

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Aquatic Arts - O-Ring Nerite Snails (Neritodryas javanica)

For the safety of our animals, we now ship live snails exclusively via UPS 2nd  Day Air. If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout.

The O-Ring Nerite Snail is a unique and eye-catching variant of the popular Nerite Snail, known for its distinct shell pattern and exceptional algae-eating capabilities.


The O-Ring Nerite Snail (Neritodryas javanica) is a remarkable freshwater snail that features an attractive shell with distinct ring patterns, resembling an artist's delicate brushstrokes. This snail is a tank-bred variant, ensuring hardiness and adaptability in home aquariums. With its peaceful nature and diligent algae-cleaning behavior, the O-Ring Nerite Snail is an excellent addition to any freshwater tank.

O-Ring Nerite Snails are primarily bottom dwellers but can also be seen climbing on plants and aquarium glass. They thrive in well-established tanks with plenty of biofilm and algae. These snails are best kept singly or in small groups to effectively manage algae growth without overpopulation.

What We Like About This Snail:

  • Distinctive Shell Pattern: Unique rings and swirls make each snail a work of art.
  • Efficient Algae Eater: Helps keep the tank clean by consuming various types of algae.
  • Peaceful Nature: Compatible with a wide range of tank mates.
  • Hardy and Adaptable: Tank-bred for resilience and adaptability to different water conditions.


O-Ring Nerite Snails are excellent for aquascaped tanks. Their unique shell patterns add a touch of elegance to any setup. These snails do well with a variety of aquatic plants such as Anubias, Java Fern, and Cryptocoryne. Providing hiding spots and smooth surfaces for grazing enhances their well-being and encourages natural behavior.

Shrimp Compatible:

O-Ring Nerite Snails are peaceful and coexist well with most freshwater shrimp species. They can help control algae without posing a threat to shrimp populations. Ensure there are plenty of surfaces for both snails and shrimp to explore and graze on.


O-Ring Nerite Snails are primarily algae eaters and thrive on a diet of biofilm, soft algae, and vegetable-based foods. Supplement their diet with algae wafers, blanched vegetables like zucchini and spinach, and occasional high-quality sinking pellets to maintain their health and vibrant shell patterns.


Incorporating botanicals such as Indian Almond Leaves and Catappa Bark can enhance the aquarium environment for O-Ring Nerite Snails. These botanicals release beneficial tannins and humic substances, creating a more natural habitat. They also provide additional surfaces for biofilm growth, promoting the snails' natural grazing behavior.

Recommended Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72° - 78° F (22° - 26° C)
  • pH: 7.0 - 8.5 (prefers slightly alkaline water)
  • KH: 6 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons

Care Guidelines:

  • Diet: Primarily algae eater. Will accept algae wafers and blanched vegetables.
  • Social Behavior: Peaceful and solitary. Can be kept with other snails and invertebrates.
  • Origin: Tank-bred, originally from Southeast Asia.
  • Average Adult Size: 0.5 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)
  • Average Purchase Size: 0.25 - 0.5 inch (0.6 - 1.3 cm)

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For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.



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