Are you sick and tired of algae in your tank? Green spots on the glass and decorations? Nerite Snails will do all the dirty job for you. Bangalore Aquarium Shop – Nerite Snail for aquarium cleaning.
They eagerly feed on hard Chlorophyta and at that they don’t touch the tank plants.
The algae-busting Nerite Snail are widely believed to be the best snails 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. They will never overpopulate your aquarium as some freshwater snails are known to do.
When keeping any type of Nerite Snails in your aquarium make sure the water line in your aquarium isn’t too high because these snails tend to climb up beyond the water line. Additionally, Nerite Snails do not tolerate water with high nitrate levels. All freshwater snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank.
Nowadays there are four popular kinds of Neritina snails:
- Zebra Nerite Snail
- Tiger Nerite Snail
- Olive Nerite Snail
- Horned Nerite Snail
It’s impossible to describe their coloring because there are quite a lot of species. The coloring may vary – it can be black, dark brown, dark green, olive etc. Sometimes their shells have stripes, spots, stains and the shells themselves may have kind of horns.
Nerite snails famous feature is their appetite to algae. If there isn’t enough algae in a tank they may starve and die. They really clean tanks.