Originally Posted by AlgarveblueVT
Just got my snails which are not very active at the mo-
but just looked them up and they are 'Ruby Nerite snails'
as I say they are not very active( I have bought 2)
maybe i should get some more.
Nerite snails are not very active; that's normal for them. They cruise around slowly (once they feel comfortable in a new tank), eating algae. I love them and have them in all my tanks.
But they're also not burrowing snails. You want the MTS snails referenced above, as they're the ones that dig down into the substrate to aerate the soil and mix things down past the cap. Nothing wrong with Nerites, they're great and the zebra nerites are very pretty, but they won't mix up your soil like the MTS will.