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@aokashi Wow! I wanna see pic of your tank! I'm intrigued. :) Roughly how long does a snail live?
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they can live quite long if they're fed well and have enough calcium for their shells + hard water XD
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they can live quite long if they're fed well and have enough calcium for their shells + hard water XD
Wow! Your tank is beautiful! That is your 2.5 gal tank? Wow it looks so much bigger then mine, lol. Oh okay that is good to know. I want my Nerite to live a long time.

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I love my nerites and would love to try and breed them.
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When I first started keeping tanks about 37 years ago, I hated snails that came with my plants. Then I learned how useful they are, now I love it when I get new snails from plants, or bought on purpose.

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I love my nerites and would love to try and breed them.
That would be awesome! I would so buy one from you. Is it hard to breed Nerite snails?

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That would be awesome! I would so buy one from you. Is it hard to breed Nerite snails?
I will need to get the eggs into brackish water as soon as I see them. I tried it before but since I didn't realize what they were at first it was weeks before I got them into brackish water

I wouldn't sell them but you'd have to send postage, that's all.

or I might trade for some plants
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Nerites are a little harder to breed XD they do need brackish water as states above. they are also not hermaphrodites so there needs to be a female/male pair :)

babies also nee to be fed algae etc :D
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i love snails but im guarded against hermaphrodite species. i stick with nerite snails and any that need brackish to lay eggs. the Nerite is still rather messy but he's effective in tank cleaning.

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Nerites are a little harder to breed XD they do need brackish water as states above. they are also not hermaphrodites so there needs to be a female/male pair :)

babies also nee to be fed algae etc :D
one of my 3 comitted suicide so I hope the remaining 2 are opposite sexes
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I Dont have snails because i fear the over-breeding factor. Plus as of 2 years before i dont think they would have survived my cynodontis.

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