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Zebra Nerita Snail
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Zebra Nerita Snail (Neritina sp.)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 65-85° F, KH 5-12, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size 1"
Origin Africa
Family Neritidae
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Overview

Nerita Snails are an efficient scavenger ideal for smaller ponds and freshwater community aquariums. The Nerita Snail is a popular choice for keeping uneaten food and algae in check. It is peaceful and will not unexpectedly overpopulate your aquarium or water garden since the Nerita Snail is difficult to breed (impossible in freshwater!).

The sex of the Nerita Snail can be determined if there are numerous individuals of the same age kept in the same environment and fed the same foods. In which case, females will be larger than males. In order to reproduce, the Nerita Snail requires brackish water as it has a marine larval stage. Adult snails will live about 1 year under the right conditions.

A scavenger, the Nerita Snail will consume debris, uneaten food, and algae in the pond or aquarium. If insufficient food is present, supplement with a quality flake or pellet food.

Do not release plants into local waters. Learn more here Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 3/4"

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