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Nerite Snails

Started by tva351, March 10, 2019, 01:30:23 am

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March 10, 2019, 01:30:23 am Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 07:48:31 pm by tva351
Recently I decided to try some different snails other than the typical ones we are all used to.I came across a breeder and grower of Australian native Shrimp,snails,fish and plants from the Darwin area of this great country we live in.The company is called Aquagreen.I decided to purchase Neritina violacea or Darwin Nerite Snail.They are a snail used in a planted aquarium to remove hard algae and I can tell you that's exactly what they do.I Purchased three from Aquagreen along with a heap of shrimp (which I will talk about in another post),and put the two smaller one's in one shrimp tank and the bigger snail in another shrimp tank.Within two days the glass of both tanks were spotless, no algae at all to speak of.The tank with the two smaller one's in has snail eggs on the glass,the heater,the filter outlet tube,everywhere.The only trouble is these snails,from what I understand,require salt water for the eggs to hatch in and then the babies will return to freshwater after hatching. So unfortunately I maybe won't get any babies out of these,but,maybe in the future I may to try specificately to breed these wonderful snails.
If you would like to find out more about these snails or anything Aquagreen has to offer then check them out at