Nerite Snail the best algae eater in Planted Tank
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
Size of the snail : 0.5 - 1.5 cm
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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