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Zebra Nerite Snails - Neritina Natalensis

Zebra Nerite Snails - Neritina Natalensis

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Striped Beauties: Zebra Nerite Snails 

Zebra Nerite Snails Neritina natalensis are a popular choice for people looking for a natural and effective solution to algae control in their aquariums. These small but hardy snails are native to freshwater and brackish waters in Indonesia and the Philippines.


One of the main benefits of Zebra Nerite Snails is their ability to consume large amounts of algae in a short period of time, without causing harm to other aquatic life. They are known for their voracious appetite and can be relied on to keep your aquarium clean and healthy. In addition to algae and biofilm, these snails also eat the leftover food and debris left behind by other organisms.


If you're new to keeping aquarium snails, taking care of Zebra Nerite Snails is fairly easy. They prefer a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, with a pH of 7.5-8.5. They can tolerate a range of water hardness levels. However, it's important to note that they do require a source of calcium to maintain healthy shells. You can provide calcium through specific snail food or supplements to ensure their shells remain strong and beautiful.


In summary, Zebra Nerite Snails are a fantastic option for those looking to keep their aquariums clean and free of algae. With little maintenance required and their algae-eating abilities, they're a popular choice for both novice and experienced hobbyists.


Care Instructions

  • pH - 7.0 - 8.0
  • Temperature - 65°F - 85°F 
  • Water Hardness - 5-12 kH° /  7-15 gH° / 150-200 ppm TDS
  • Feeding - Algae, decaying plant matter, leftover fish food
  • Notes - Nerite Snails benefit greatly from calcium supplements

Every order comes with 1 Zebra Nerite Snail.

NOTICE: Snails ship in insulated fish shipping boxes in a breather bag by DEFAULT, this is included in the shipping price! 72 hour heat packs are available for purchase and recommended!

All our plants and creatures come with the Great Wave Guarantee (shipping free with upgrade to priority shipping; all other replacements will be sent at buyers cost) that the products will arrive alive and healthy and if not they will be replaced free of charge! Contact us for more details!  

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