Nerite Snail

28 In stock
149.94 AUD 14.99 AUD
quantity :
14.99 AUD

Nerite Snail the Best Algae Eater in Planted Tank

Nerite Snails will clean your tank glass spotless and also clean algae off on rocks and even leaves. Many hobbyists Purchase the Nerite Snail more compared to other algae eaters because of its algae eating abilities than its visual looks.


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


Product information:


Size of the snail: ~ 0.5 - 1 cm 
Young snails so they can have a full life to destroy nasty algae for you


We can’t ship Livestock and Live Plants to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. Kindly check out our DOA and other policies before purchase!!

Other things to consider before placing an order:

* Check to see if your tank has enough space.
* Ensure your tank is fully cycled.
* Ensure your new livestock is compatible tank mates for any other fish you currently have (in terms of habitat, species, requirements, temperament, and size)
* Ensure that your water parameters, habitat and temperature are suitable for the species you want to introduce.
* Do not stock your tank too quickly, or suddenly a large influx of fish can unbalance your water parameters that will affect the water quality.
* Do not feed your new fish for 24hrs. They need time to settle in and feel at home. Feeding them too quickly puts their health at risk, and it can even affect your water quality. If you have existing fish in your aquarium, feeding them before releasing the new fish is a good idea.
* Don’t be alarmed if, upon arrival, your fish, shrimp or snail look pale or lethargic. This is normal behaviour while in transit, and they should return to full colour and vibrancy after settling into their new home for a few days.

Also, be aware that livestock often gets stress and lose their colours after the long travel to you, this often happened to most livestock ( shrimps, guppies, plecos, and so on, kindly make sure you have the right set up, the aquarium must be fully cycled with the ideal parameters. Fishes and shrimps will often take from 3-7 days to fully adapt to the new home. If you have any concerns with your set up kindly talk to us or check out some online tutorials before purchase.

At Micro Aquatic shop, we strive to provide excellent service and high-quality products, any concerns kindly contact us asap and often we will get back to you in a few hours during working hours. We do not accept claims when the livestock entered your aquarium as there might be so many factors that can affect the wellbeing of the livestock, on our part we can guarantee that we are always sending out healthy and quality fishes and shrimps to you.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does 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 for algae. They really clean tanks.


2. Breeding of Nerite Snail

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 for 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 a 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 sulphate. Always look at the ingredient list for any product going into the aquarium to ensure they are copper-free. 


Competitive Pricing, More discount if purchase 3 or 6 packs.
Limited Quantity Available - Will Sell out Fast!


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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Peter Penhallurick
Awesome snail and good cleaner

Awesome little snail and heaps good at cleaning allege off decorations and glass fast postage
Thank you

Mark Lebeter

Fantastic to receive colour/shell mixture of nerites, they're in the tank somewhere lol
Thank you Micro Aquatic shop

Cas M
Tiny snails!

Didn’t realise they would be so tiny. Was worried my goldfish would eat them, but luckily my fish are babies too. And the snails are slowly growing!

Zachary Aurisch

Nerite Snail | Algae Eater for Aquariums

Jennifer Hadley
Safe and Sound

Thank you for the safe delivery of these little guys (or gals). They were securely packaged and arrived safe and sound. They are too tiny for the main tank at the moment so they are living in the plant aquarium for the time being. They have been busy exploring their new home since.

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