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Nerite Snail - Algae Eating Olive Nerite Snail


Nerite Snail - Algae Eating Olive Nerite Snail

Nerite Snail - Algae Eating Olive Nerite Snail
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Algae Eating Olive Nerite Snail

a.k.a. Olive Nerites, Olive Snails, Alexander Snails

Neritina reclivata alexandre

TEMP: 40 - 100
 pH: 6.2 - 8.5

These are our farm-raised snails grown, named and pioneered exclusively by
Arizona Aquatic Gardens

-One of the Best Algae Eating Snails you will ever Own!

-THEY WILL NOT REPRODUCE IN FRESHWATER!
-THEY WILL NOT EAT YOUR PLANTS
-THESE SNAILS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND HOW YOU CARE FOR YOUR TANK

These little fellas are actually about the size of a dime or a marble, and may have little barnacles growing on the shells, depending on if they are collected from an estuary or if they're farm-raised.  Farm-raised nerites will have a smoother shell with no growth on the outside.  The largest specimens of this species are less than an inch across.   Probably about the best algae eating snail for aquariums in the world, as they DO NOT reproduce in freshwater, but only in brackish or saltwater.  More info on Reproduction below.  

YES, we have them here at the nursery in our FRESHWATER pools so you need not worry about any acclimation process unless you want them BACK in Saltwater. They may lay "pretzel- salt-looking" eggs, but they won't hatch unless the eggs are laid in, at least, brackish water at an optimum temp. Great for keeping GLASS, & PLANT LEAVES clean! NO, They won't eat your plants either. What else could you want in a snail?

REPRODUCTION:  Aquarists have not had much luck breeding these Nerites.  Many species simply do not lay eggs under typical aquarium conditions, and on the few occasions where it has been reported of eg laying, only rarely have baby snails been produced.  Nerites cannot reproduce without mating first, unlike the Malaysian livebearing snail. 

In the wild, this species is found primarily in coastal marine habitats, in fresh, brackish, and saltwater conditions.  This snail will prosper in hard, alkaline freshwater for long periods, perhaps indefinitely.  In brackish conditions, this is perhaps the ideal snail for low to moderate salinity at (SG 1.003 and upwards) success is altogether more secure.

STOCKING INFO: use at least 1 per gallon.  DO NOT SKIMP!  These work guaranteed!
 Not easy to breed, as they are actually a brackish water snail (brackish water is where they are prolific). Excellent algae eating snail for freshwater aquariums and also Marine as well! Will NOT harm plant life.  Sizes vary

Minimum order: No less than 12


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1. Eve on 12/29/2012, said:

These snails changed my life. I have a live planted aquarium in hard water and I had not been able to keep up with the algae. I was giving up on having a tank. I purchased 30 nerite snails for a 90 gallon tank and the algae is gone. My plants are flourishing and the tank is clean. I have put in another order for more. Unbelievable!!
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2. Connie on 10/25/2012, said:

Amazing! Had my lights off the first day they arrived. The next day when lights came on my tank was sparkling clean!
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3. Jamie on 1/23/2012, said:

These are the best snails ever! I don't have to worry about algea or cleaning the glass on my aquarium, they do the work for me.
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4. Amanda on 7/17/2011, said:

Bought many previously and plan to buy more to finish off our 55 GAL and 10 GAL "algae squads". Thus far, all arrived healthy and conditioned to tank well. Hard-working and worth every penny! Great prices too...
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