Assorted Nerite Snail
These snails are from the Neritidae family, which contains over 200 species. Most of these species are from brackish, seashore waters, but a few live in rivers and streams. This means that some can be used in freshwater tanks and others in saltwater setups.
Those used in freshwater tanks originated from brackish waters in Eastern Africa, so they would normally live in a mixture of salty seawater and fresh river water. Saltwater species tend to be from the Pacific or Caribbean coast.
Many of these snails have adapted to live in freshwater so make perfect tankmates for your freshwater aquarium; they should live for 1-2 years and grow up to an inch.
The main reason that people add these snails to their tank is because they’re one of the best algae eaters around. This helps to keep tanks clean, as long as they aren’t overstocked. Snails aren’t very active, but they’re peaceful creatures and shouldn’t cause any problems for the rest of your fish.
- Species – Clithon oualaniensis.
- Common Name – Nerite Snail
- Origin – China
- Diet – Herbivour
- PH Range – Alkaline 7.8-8.4
- Temperature – Tropical 24°c – 28°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Max Size – approximately 2cm
- Sex – Un-sexed