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05-31-2016 02:57 AM
KumoBetta23 I have my zebra and tiger nerites in a heavily planted tank and they have been just fine. They did good with the algae and plant matter but when the tank is very clean, they will also eat algae wafers and even lettuce that I give them.
05-30-2016 01:21 PM
Lego Thx really helpful I'll try a mystery snail
05-30-2016 12:50 PM
kitkat67
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Also, do mysterys often try to escape?
Nope. I only have them come up to the tank's rim when they are laying eggs. Now the nerites and rabbits snails are Houdinis...
05-30-2016 12:46 PM
Lego Also, do mysterys often try to escape?
05-30-2016 12:45 PM
Lego Yes, I heard that nerites need two different genders. Are mystery snails asexual? I also heard that bett as attack mystery snails eye stalks.
05-30-2016 01:20 AM
VillagerSparky
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That's very true. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I'm sure mine are male then.

I've never had any issues with my Bettas and Nerite, all mine do is flare at them.
I suspect its because a lot of species of snail are both genders. :P
05-29-2016 10:41 PM
DangerousAngel
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That would be because only female Nerites lay eggs, and its impossible to tell males apart from females.

There si also a risk your Betta may attack the Nerite. Mine wasn't bothered about my Nerite for a good few months, then I noticed it trying to bite its eye stalks.
That's very true. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I'm sure mine are male then.

I've never had any issues with my Bettas and Nerite, all mine do is flare at them.
05-29-2016 06:07 PM
VillagerSparky
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My Nerite snails have never laid eggs, so they don't always 'lay eggs everywhere', if they do, it might be because they were fertilized before they came home with you. The eggs only hatch in brackish water if I read properly.
That would be because only female Nerites lay eggs, and its impossible to tell males apart from females.

There si also a risk your Betta may attack the Nerite. Mine wasn't bothered about my Nerite for a good few months, then I noticed it trying to bite its eye stalks.
05-29-2016 04:41 PM
DangerousAngel My Nerite snails have never laid eggs, so they don't always 'lay eggs everywhere', if they do, it might be because they were fertilized before they came home with you. The eggs only hatch in brackish water if I read properly.
05-29-2016 02:12 PM
ashleynicol3
Nerite snail?

I do clean it weekly with spot cleanings in between. I just read that snails ate that stuff too, so I was thinking of it as an added bonus. I am interested in a snail as a pet first, but was curious about the other things I had read about them. That's why I asked here though because you guys know firsthand!


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