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Red Racer Nerite Snails

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Red Racer Nerite snails are stunning with amazing red colorations mix into their unique shell patterns. Unfortunately, not all Red Racer Nerite snails have the red coloration but still have the racer pattern. In addition to their color and patterns, they are one of the best algae eating animals you can find for an aquarium. You will receive a mixed pack of healthy Red Racer Nerite snails also known as Vittina waigiensis. The snails we ship are adult size ranging from .5-1.5 inches in diameter.

Background and Key Benefits

Red Racer Nerite snails or Vittina waigiensis are freshwater snails related to the mollusk family. They are from the East coast of Africa and are found in rivers and streams. 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.

Along with serving practical purposes in the aquarium, the snails have  beautiful shells and they are fun to watch. If you look at your glass closely after adding them, you will see the tiny track marks these snails make as they graze on algae!
Please note: During shipping, snails sometimes go into a hibernation-like state and may not become fully active for up to a week once acclimated to your aquarium. 

Tank Parameters for Nerite Snails

  • Ph: 7.2 to 8.5
  • Gh: 7 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 8
  • TDS: 120 to 400
  • Temp: 68 to 78

Tank Equipment for Nerite Snails

  • Filter: Matten Filter
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand, Cichlid Sand or Crush Coral
  • Water: RO/DI Water remineralized with Salty Shrimp Gh/Kh+
  • Decor: Malaysian Driftwood, Seiryu Stone, Elephant Skin Stone

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Sheri Haines
Hearty and active

The Red Racer was the only snail to survive the trip so they are really hearty and within an hour her was racing around the tank.

Algae destroyer!

Got 1 red Racer Nerite Snail in my order. Not only was it pretty, it ate some serious algae off my spider wood....love this snail.

Heidi Dallapiazza
The Best in the Fish business!

I absolutely love my red racer snails. I have been trying to purchase some for over a year. I purchased two red racer, nitrate snails, and they arrived healthy and beautiful. Acclimated them and put them in my tank and they got going right away eating up the algae.

Active Red Racer from the start

After acclimating the snail and placing it in the tank, the little dude started crawling all around the front of the tank. I would have bought 2 more if I knew they are this small. I really like the patterns of this guy and fun to watch. I am very happy with this purchase. Thank you!

Shannon Raemer
Fish look great!

I’ve had multiple deliveries now from flip and as per usual the fish arrive overnight and in great shape. The packaging is done well and the fish are always healthy.