Also known as the Thorny Snail, these snails are unique, beautiful, and very useful. They are very active and spend most of their day looking for their favorite meal - Algae. The Sun Horned Nerite has a unique pattern and look. They come in different color variations like brown, tan, and green, but its most unique color variant is definitely the black and yellow spiral, hence the name Sun Horned. Another feature of the shell is the spikes. They have long spikes protruding from their shells.
Very slow moving gastropods, always hungry and that will grown in a heart-beat.
Horned Nerite Snails eat a big variety of foods such as:
Decaying Plant Matter
Care for them:
- Tank size(Minimum): 5 Gal
- Care: Very Easy
- Temperature: 72-82
- PH: 7.4-8.0
- GH: 6-8
- KH: 2-12
- Lifespan: 1 Year
It is possible that some snails have some shell defects from their wild encounters.
DO NOT USE COPPER IN AQUARIUMS CONTAINING SNAILS!