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Old 08-11-2014, 12:38 PM   #1 
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baby Nerite surprise

Everything I've read about Nerite snails suggested they couldn't reproduce in fresh water. My horned Nerite Monster had laid a bunch of eggs and i thought nothing of it. I was checking on monster (who looks to be barely hanging on to the glass) and there are small larva crawling on the glass and floating around in the water! I don't know if they'll survive due to Jewels the betta and the filter but i thought it was very interesting news to stumble across. Hope y'all have a beautiful day!
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #2 
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Good day! I'm new in betta keeping and I have a query, so it is possible to put a Nerite with my betta.. I'm just wondering what would keep the Nerite from escaping from the tank? My tank has no cover on top.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:46 AM   #3 
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You'll need a lid for sure with these guys. If I didn't have one, they'd be crawling everywhere by now XD Also make sure your tank is big enough ;)
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Ah I see. Thank you.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:56 AM   #5 
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Nerites are wonderful to have if your betta won't pick on it. I have 6 bettas and out of those 6 i only have 1 betta that "obsesses" with the snail. So the snail had to be removed. Nerites are awesome algae eaters. But be warned their bio load is huge. Personally i like the horned Nerites due to their smaller size but they are all really adorable and fun to watch. They do tend to be sensitive to water parameter spikes, so i suggest frequent partial water changes and gravel vacuuming. And check the water parameters every now and then.

Ooh, and bettas can jump. So you might want to think about getting a lid or a cover of some kind anyway, just to be safe. 2 of mine are big jumpers which i found out while doing water changes. Little boogers ended up on the counter flapping. Lol

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