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My Colorful Nerite Snails

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by vandominic, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. vandominic

    vandominic New Member

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    Hello guys! Just want to share these photos of my very colorful Nerite Snail collection.

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    beautiful (y)
     
  3. vandominic

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    Very VERY beautiful shot. Looks good enough to eat! ;)

    Do you know much about nerites? I have horned nerites, and they don't multiply and swarm the tank like other snails, since they apparently need brackish or salt water.

    Is that the case with all nerites, or all the nerites in your photos?


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  5. vandominic

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    Yes. Nerites and Clithons can't breed in captivity. They need the exact parameters and chemistry of their habitats to breed. I think
     
  6. Cento

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    You think? Lol. ;)

    Well, I'll stick with just the three horned nerites I have, just in case your wrong... :)

    I had a ramshorn snail infestation (piggybacked on some plants I bought) in another tank i had that was IMPOSSIBLE to stop, since I had other snails shrimp in there, medication or water additives was out of the question.

    Thanks for the reply and beautiful shots! :)


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  7. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Nerites as a general rule need brackish or full salinity to breed, it's my understanding that they're actually a tidal mixing zone species.
     
  8. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Nice collection!

    Though beautiful, I hate nerites for a reason, that is they just scatter white infertile eggs all over the hardscape/decor. These are very difficult to clean :( and look quite nasty
     
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    Hi Hamza,
    Do fishes eat these infertile eggs?
     
  10. Cento

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    Funny you mentioned that... I had 4 horned nerites and they left those gross little hard eggs everywhere (plants, glass, wood). One day, someone asked for one and so I gave up one of them...

    Well, either it was the only male or the only female of the group, because I never saw eggs after that...

    Short story long, if you can find a way to sex them, you can get around it.... ;)


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  11. hamza

    hamza Aspiring Aquascaper

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    @Vicky

    No fishes eat those eggs. I had to remove all the wood and brush them to get rid of the eggs.
     
  12. Garuf

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    Some people report the deep bodied tetras and larger plecs eating them but it's anecdotal, removing them manually seems to be the only way.
     

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