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Old 05-24-2012, 02:44 AM   #11 
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Not nitrate, nerite. We carry them at my work, most have a spiral pattern on them. Also, only get one, because they breed like MAD.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #12 
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I was told that nerite snails can only spawn in brackish water. If they are in fresh water their eggs don't hatch.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #13 
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TYVM for clearing that up xD

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I was told that nerite snails can only spawn in brackish water. If they are in fresh water their eggs don't hatch.
I read this as well


How should my snail be accumulated to the water? Same way as my betta?
What are your thoughts on Turbo, Cerith and Mystery snails?
Also, I do have a 75 gallon that needs cycling should Spike's tank start to become a breeding ground.

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:46 PM   #14 
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My mystery snail (AKA Apple Snail) doesn't eat a whole lot of algae, he mostly eats decaying plant matter and left over food. Don't really recommend them for algae. Can't help you with the other snails.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #15 
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Is it bad that I've never acclimated snails? I usually just plop them in. I haven't lost one yet...
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #16 
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I've never acclimated either, though I think I should have. I lost a few Malaysian trumpet snails but I don't know if it was my betta or the lack of acclimation that did them in.
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Does anyone know if their local PetsMart or Petco carries nerite snails?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #18 
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I haven't found nerite snails at petco or petsmart, they are more likely to be found at a fish specialty store.
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Does anyone know if their local PetsMart or Petco carries nerite snails?
my petco does.... lots of them... but if you are near NY I would gladly sell you mine. lol
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my petco does.... lots of them... but if you are near NY I would gladly sell you mine. lol
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i am FAR from NY.
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