These eye-catching snails' shells have a truly unique and beautiful pattern; they are a lovely dark amber color with small black markings that form encircling stripes. Additionally, they serve some very useful purposes, as all Nerite Snails do. They clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color.
Nerite Snails are widely believed to be the single best snail in the aquarium hobby for eating algae. They are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. Nerite Snails require salt water to reproduce, so they will never overpopulate your aquarium (as some freshwater snails are known to do). They are also peaceful and safe with live plants, fish, and shrimp, making them great for community tanks.
This Nerite Snail ranges from 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. Most Tiger Nerite Snails will remain around 1 inch throughout their lifespan, but the occasional snail will reach 1 1/2 inches! They do not eat plants (only algae), so they are perfectly suitable for planted tanks.
When keeping any type of Nerite Snails, it's a good idea to make sure the water line in your aquarium isn't too high, as these snails tend to climb up beyond the water line. Additionally, Nerite Snails do not tolerate water with high nitrate levels. All freshwater snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank.
What We Like About These Snails:
- Among the most voracious algae-eating snails
- Do not reproduce in freshwater
- Safe with plants
- Completely peaceful
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- Temperature: 65° - 85° F (18° - 29° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 8.0
- KH: 5 - 12 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 2 gallons per snail
- Diet: Nerite Snails can subsist on algae if there is enough present in the aquarium. Their diet can be supplemented with algae wafers and/or blanched vegetables such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber.
- Social behavior: Peaceful and solitary; will not engage with tankmates.
- Origin: India, Indo-Pacific
- Average adult size: 1 - 1.5 inches (2.5 - 3.8 cm)
- Average purchase size: .5 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)
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Assassin Snails (Clea helena) They will obliterate unwanted pest snails and eliminate the need to use harsh, snail-killing chemicals in your aquarium
Black Devil Snails (Faunus ater) these dark and mysterious snails are highly underrated members of the aquarium hobby
Black Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful
Blue Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) These large and striking snails are great for adding some color to your aquarium
Chopstick Snails (Stenomelania torulosa) is an excellent scavenger and substrate sifter with a unique, spike-shaped appearance
Golden Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) They clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color
Horned Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) their shells have small spikes protruding from them, but they grow 2 to 3 times as large
Ishimaki Smooth Nerite Snail (Clithon retropictus) is a largely unknown nerite snail that is native to a few coastal countries in Far East Asia
Ivory White Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color
Orange Giant Sulawesi Rabbit Snails (Tylomelania sp.) are one of the rarest snails in the aquarium hobby
Purple Mystery Snails (Pomacea bridgesii) feature stunning coloration and range from a medium violet to a dark indigo
Tiger Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) they are a lovely dark amber color with small black markings that form encircling stripes
Zebra Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) beautiful pattern, featuring gold and black zebra-like stripes running all the way down
Zebra Thorn Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) have shells with a beautiful black and yellow spiral pattern and a gleaming, glossy finish