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.
Tank Parameters for Nerite Snails
Tank Equipment for Nerite Snails
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!
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.
I ordered two and they are both thriving in their new space.
These snails were active as soon as i dropped them in my tank. Very nice colors on the two i bought. They are worth the extra to me. I like the different colors compared to my other nerites.