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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 10:41 AM
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Really? Mine are algae eating machines! Lol
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by NapoleonUWS View Post
I have two nerites in my tank, they don't seem too interested in eating algae... however they love to eat some of my plants... they devour pennywort...
Are you sure they're nerite snails?

To the op: I have 2 in each of my 10g tanks, 1 in my 5.5g & 4 in my 46g. My smaller tanks have had a green algae problem, especially 2 of the 10g tanks, these little guys have really done some work since they were added about a month ago.I was fortunate to find a local breeder & I am very temped to get a few more but don't really have any place to put them. I'm almost begining to love the snails more than the fish . . . almost.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 10:11 AM
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Not all nerites are algae eating machines. I got two, and one of them is an awesome cleaner. The other one is super lazy and only leaves little lines through the algae and spends 75% of its time riding on the shell of the other nerite.

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