Freshwater Nerite - Zebra/Tiger
Nerite Snails are widely believed to be the single best snail in the aquarium hobby for eating algae. They are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. Nerite Snails require salt water to reproduce, so they will never overpopulate your aquarium (as some freshwater snails are known to do).
Each type of Nerite Snail's shells are diverse and totally unique! Tiger Nerite Snails (Neritina semiconica) have shells that are a lovely dark amber color with small black marking that form encircling stripes! Zebra Nerite Snails (Neritina natalensis) have gold and black zebra-like stripes running all the way down.
These Nerite Snails range from 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter. They usually will remain around 1 inch throughout their lifespan, but the occasional snail will reach 1 1/2 inches! They do not eat plants (only algae), so they are perfectly suitable for planted tanks.
Nerite Snails reach around 2-2.5cm (1-1.5 cm at sale) They do not eat plants (only algae), so they are perfectly suitable for planted tanks.
- pH level range: 6.5 - 8.5
- Temperature range: 20° - 29° C)
- Water type: Medium hard