Nerite snails or Neritina natalensis are freshwater snails related to the mollusk family. They are from the East coast of Africa and are found in rivers and streams. These snails come in a variety of colors and patterns including Zebra, Leopard, Helmet, and Olive. Nerite snails are common in the aquarium hobby as they are excellent algae eaters. They will clean algae from glass, substrate, and décor. The second reason they are so popular in our hobby is due to the fact that they do not reproduce in freshwater. In the wild these snails return to brackish water to breed and the baby snails require brackish water for early stages of growth. Therefore, Nerite snails will not overpopulate in an aquarium.
I’ve only had my 2 nerite snails for a week, but they went right to work on the algae, and seem compatible with my mustard betta. Very cool!
Everything ordered was lovely and alive!
The snails that I received were big and beautiful. All of the products that I have ordered from Flip aquatics are top notch and I wouldn’t hesitate to order from him again.
I ordered 2 nerite snails from Flip Aquatics and they shipped a 3rd one for free. They arrived super healthy and fast! Thank you!
Doing good job cleaning. Are also escape prone.