Nerite Snail (Freshwater)
Neritina natalensis

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2

Minimum Tank Size

10

Color

Black, Brown, Green, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly Basic (7.2-7.8 pH), High Water Hardness (6+ dKH), and 72-84 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis) are a peaceful snail, that require brackish (partial salt) conditions to produce viable offspring. The Nerite Snail will typically reach a length of one inch, and may live for several years. With Nerite Snail, it is important to maintain low levels of Ammonia (NH4), Nitrite (NO2), and Nitrate (NO3). Calcareous invertebrates typically have a difficult time producing a shell, and growing, in less than neutral conditions. Aquarium conditions for calcareous invertebrates can worsen with excessive levels of Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate. The Nerite Snail will leave the greater majority of aquatic plants alone. However, Nerite Snail may attempt to consume any available vegetative matter if they become malnourished.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Algae Wafer, Boiled Cucumber, Omnivore Pellet


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