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Nerite Snail ( Neritina violacea )

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Nerite Snail the best algae eater in Planted Tank


Not Sold in Stores! Due to the popularity of our Nerite Snail, it may sell out. As of Today we do have a limited supply 

Neritina violacea or nerite snail generally occurs in river mouths and mostly in brackish waters. At times it occurs in fresh or almost freshwater near the upper tidal limit, such as in Orissa and in the Ganges delta. It is found mainly in the upper mudflat, attached to pillars or in crevices of the bricks or rocks.


The benefit of Nerite Snails 

✔️ They form your aquarium cleaning crew

✔️ Keeps the glass and substrate crystal clear

✔️ Consumes all types of algae and waste matter in its path

✔️ Does not overpopulate the tank when placed in freshwater

✔️ Adds attractive colour to the tank, interesting to watch them feed

✔️ Grows in normal to low temperatures with very little extra care

✔️ Very peaceful and do extremely well in community tanks!

✔️ Does not eat plants

Nerite Snail Feeding 

This nerite snail will clean your tank glass spotless and also clean algae off of rocks and even leaves. Many hobbyists purchase the Nerite Snail more because of its algae eating abilities than its visual looks

Distribution: found in brackish and freshwaters near the tidal areas of Northern Australia 


Product information 

Size of the snail : 0.5 - 1.5 cm 


Snail and aquatic ecosystem 

The beauty an aquarium gives a house or workspace is mesmerizing, we all love to own one. To keep an aquarium might look like an easy task but somewhere it is not as there are many creatures which might strike your mind when you own an aquarium but not every creature can be stored in your fish tank, there are some which can be stored and requires minimal care, one of which is Nerite snail. 

Aquatic snails are not demanding and can be easily kept in your aquarium, this can be done by beginners as well, for Nerite snails, don't keep them in the new aquarium as the only feed for them is green algae. Nerite snail is also known as tiger snails and is recognized for their algae-eating habit; it only breeds brackish water so it has this one prized ability of not overrunning your aquarium with larvae. Nerite snail is a freshwater snail and the inhabitant of a bit salty water. Nerite snail is preferred by people for their aquarium is because they are easy to be taken care of.

About Nerite Snail

Nerite snail is the best algae eater in your aquatic ecosystem, they might not be easily available in stored because of its popularity but you can get it right here in Microaquaticshop in Australia. Nerite snail occurs mostly in brackish water and river mouths, at times it also occurs in freshwater near the upper tidal limit in Ganges delta and Orissa, and it is mainly found attached to the crevices of rocks and bricks. Nerite snail is not available everywhere but here you get Nerite snail for sale, get the benefits of Nerite snail for your aquarium today, buy Nerite snail.

What are the different types of freshwater Nerite snail?

Black racer Nerite snail: They are gleaming ebony that adds sophisticated beauty to the tank, unlike all Nerite snails they eat algae and keep your substrate clean.

Tiger Nerite snail: They are sunning in looks with small black markings forming stripes, they add elegance to your tank.

Zebra Nerite Snail: They can be kept with other non-aggressive shrimps and feed on debris and surface algae, also known as tidal snail they add an excellent look to your tank.

How is Nerite Snail beneficial?

  • Nerite snail does not eat plants.
  • They do extremely well in community tanks and are very peaceful.
  • They are algae eaters and also eat the waste matter in their path.
  • They do not overpopulate the tank.
  • It is interesting to watch them feed as they add colors to the tank.
  • Keeps the substrate glass crystal clear, does not allow pollutant to reside on it.
  • They work as an aquarium cleaning crew.
  • They require minimal care and grow in normal to low temperatures.

What do they feed on?

Nerite snails are called algae eaters for a reason, they feed on the algae of the tank and keeps it crystal clear, and they feed algae for the rocks and leaves as well.

Why you should buy Nerite snail from Microaquaticshop in Australia?

Microaquaticshop in Australia is a reputed company storing and delivering aquatic creatures, we have various range of creatures available for you that are stored in the most appropriate temperature for growth and development. We ship young adult Nerite snail that may or may not be fully grown. If the snail shipped to you is not fully grown, they will grow about 1 inch in diameter in a short period and will have a long life span for the cleaning of your tank and beautifying it. Microaquaticshop in Australia provides a range of different kinds of Nerite snails and also offer Nerite snail for snails so that you can get the Nerite snail of your choice for you aquatic ecosystem. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do Nerite Snail eat plants? what is their diet?

They feed on algae fouling on tank walls, snags, and stones (soft film algae, soft green algae, soft brown algae, and brown diatoms ). However, they don’t feed on tank plants. They also feed on leftover foods and waste matter in the aquarium.
Nerite snails famous feature is their appetite to algae. They really clean tanks.


2. Do Nerite Snail breed and overpopulated the aquarium?
Nerite snails will not breed in pure freshwater. They can successfully be bred only in brackish water. So if you get 2 snails, there will only be 2 snails till the rest of their life. 


3. What to Expect from Us
We generally ship young adult Nerite snails that may or may not be fully grown. If you receive smaller-sized snails, they will grow up to 1 inch in diameter in a relatively short amount of time and they will have the longer lifespan to clean up the algae for you.  


Warning! Avoid any food product, medication, or plant fertilizer that contains Copper of any form. Copper is toxic to invertebrates. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper or more commonly copper sulfate. Always look at the ingredient list for any product going into the aquarium to ensure they are copper free.

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