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Neritina the toothed snail

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by cibserg, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. cibserg

    cibserg New Member

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    Few days ago I bought a Nerite snail because I heard is a good algae eating
    for the fresh water aquarium.

    After accommodation in my aquarium I place it on a Anubias leaf that was really filled with algae.

    The results are amazing:
    This is the leaf. And the new snail.
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    After one and a half hours
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    After 24 hours
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    After 48 hours
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    The anubias today
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  2. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    can't see the pics
     
  3. cibserg

    cibserg New Member

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    hope they are ok now
     
  4. mr. luke

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    Id did a nice job of that :D
     
  5. hooha

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    nice pics, the results are amazing
     
  6. Al G. Begone

    Al G. Begone New Member

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    Wow, very effective.
     
  7. Shadow

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    amazing it ate BBA as well
     
  8. cibserg

    cibserg New Member

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    Yes. It is an amazing snail.
    Very hungry too.
     
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    pfertz ASW Sponsor

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    It looks like the snail did an amazing job. Did you notice any residual tissue damage to the leaf? It looks perfect
     
  10. Eman

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    Where did you obtain the snail from? I have been looking for some plant safe varieties since I am disillusioned with my c.shrimps abilities.
     
  11. cibserg

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    I am not sure. The leaf has 4 small yellow dots. Maybe this is the tissue damage. But I think that the damege was made by the algae not the snail
     
  12. cibserg

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    I have the snails from the animal market here in Iasi - Romania.
    I don't know where are they imported from.
     
  13. valentip90

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    i was thinking about getting one of these little guys. i have a 4.5 gallon cube, is it possible that a nerite could do more damage than good in a setting that small?
     
  14. CHUNTC

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    Thanks for sharing with us your experience. It is an information all of us appreciate.^:)^
     
  15. cibserg

    cibserg New Member

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    No way. It is safe.


    By the way. They are another two snails that are doing the same thing and they are really efficient: Clithon Diadema and Clithon Coronae.
     
  16. Fuwari

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    got 15 of them on my nano, and they did a good job:-x
     
  17. Cedar&Canvas

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    Just keep the temperature in the low-mid 20's or you might end up with extremly hard eggs that look like sesame seeds all over your hardscape.
     
  18. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    So that is what they are. Been seeing those white spots all over the rocks and wood and wondering what the hell were they.

    They do not breed on freshwater, do they? I always thought that nerites were salt water breeders.
     
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    Exactly, they will lay eggs all over the place, but none of them will hatch in fresh water. I've been lucky by lowing the temp if at all possible... if not, figure out which ones are male and which are female (trial and error)and leave all the males in the warm water tank.
     

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