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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Zebra Nerite baby

Here's the adult (with a random baby on it's back) I got the baby off plants I got from a friend, note the shell shape




This is the baby I found yesterday, it's shell style is different, more like the nerite




This is a close up of the baby on the adults back, note the shell shape again

Does anyone know what kind of snail this one is? Obviously came from my friends tank as a hitchhiker, but I"m ok with it

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i dont know what type of snail it is, but boy, is it cute! I am getting a Nerite Snail on Monday so i will definetely be following this thread!!!!

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I love my zebra nerite so much. I love that he's shaped like a land snail and when he's on the side of the tank I can see it's little mouth eating the algea



Not my photo, but i love the mouth LOL
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I love my zebra nerite so much. I love that he's shaped like a land snail and when he's on the side of the tank I can see it's little mouth eating the algea



Not my photo, but i love the mouth LOL

OMG SO CUTE!!!! I am definetely getting one Monday, so if you dont mind, i would love to post a pic once i get it! Any ideas on names? Also, how good of alage cleaners are they? I have heard they are wonderful...but...

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the hitch hiker is a ramshorn snail. The second picture- is a plain pond snail. Harmless, but they can over populate.
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If it's a pond snail I'm going to let it get a little bigger to make double sure it's not a nerite zebra, if it is a pond snail then it's going into the freezer. The hitchhiker came from a friends tank, and while I don't mind having snails, I don't like a "variety" ..
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So I had to do a little research on the types you gave me, and I definately don't like the idea of the pond snail. I went and put it into a cup (betta cup from petco) and took a closer look at it and it has a spotted shell not a zebra shell.

Looks like nerites need both male and female, they don't reproduce asexually so I know it can't be a baby zebra since I only have 1

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Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it
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If it's a pond snail I'm going to let it get a little bigger to make double sure it's not a nerite zebra, if it is a pond snail then it's going into the freezer. The hitchhiker came from a friends tank, and while I don't mind having snails, I don't like a "variety" ..
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OMG SO CUTE!!!! I am definetely getting one Monday, so if you dont mind, i would love to post a pic once i get it! Any ideas on names? Also, how good of alage cleaners are they? I have heard they are wonderful...but...

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nerites are great algae cleaners. I'm gonna rotate him through my individual tanks so he can clean all the different pieces of decor.
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