Naturally from India, these Nerite Snails are not very common in the aquarium hobby. They are easy to breed in captivity but their eggs will only hatch in brackish water, so you don't have to worry about them breeding in your aquarium. Nerite snails are extremely hardy and live in a vast variety of water parameters. Red Lip Nerite Snails have a very unique shape and color. They are very good scavengers that will dig under the gravel, if needed, to get that extra algae meal.
Great for planted tanks;
Will not breed in freshwater;
Active - Nerites are at work 24/7;
Safe for plants and any other aquarium inhabitants;;
The BEST at eating algae.
Nerite Snails eat a big variety of foods such as:
Decaying Plant Matter
Care for them:
- Tank size(Minimum): 10 Gal
- Care: Very Easy
- Temperature: 72-82
- PH: 6.8-8.4
- GH: 6-8
- KH: 2-12
- Lifespan: up to 3 Years
When introducing these snails into your aquarium, make sure to place them face down in the gravel as they may take a little longer to flip themselves over due to their shell shape.
It is possible that some snails have some shell defects from their wild encounters.
DO NOT USE COPPER IN AQUARIUMS CONTAINING SNAILS!