Nerite Snails are one of the most popular freshwater aquarium snails. They are outstanding tank cleaners and effective algae eating snails around. They are popular in planted aquariums. Nerite Snail care is easy, a hardy species and able to adapt to a range of water conditions but do prefer tropical conditions.
Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates/snails are present in the tank. Ensure Nerite snails are not left upside down as they have difficulty turning themselves back upright and may die if left unattended.
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Nerite snail's are slow moving and lack ability to defend themselves other than retracting into their shell. Only keep with peaceful small species of aquarium fish that are not known to nip.
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Nerite Snail's are not picky eaters. In addition to scavenging for food such as excess fish food, algae and organic material, the will feed on algae wafers and vegetables.
Nerite snails enjoy some organic waste in the aquarium. Avoid strong and direct water flow. Select an aquarium filter suited for your aquarium size. Some options include sponge filters, hang on filters and canister filters.
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Nerite snails enjoy temperatures between 22 - 26 degrees Celsius. Always use a fish tank thermometer to monitor temperature.
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Nerite snails enjoy climbing in, around, on and under all types of aquarium ornaments. Driftwood in particular produces a natural organic bio-film that mystery snails love to eat. In addition to driftwood, use natural rock, ornaments, caves and silk plants.
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Aquarium Sand, gravels of all grades, and pebbles are all suitable for Nerite snails. They will appreciate scavenging for food between the substrate.
A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.
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