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Nerite Snails

Halley

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I think Nerites are very under-rated as an algae eater. There I said it!


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jameson_uk

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Hi,

Do all Nerite Snails leave pesky white eggs on wood?

Thanks in advance.
I was really concerned about this when I got Nerites but I love them. My 180l tank has two zebra Nerites (about 4cm) and three horned Nerites (1-2cm). I also have a shrimp tank with three horned Nerites.

They only really leave eggs on the wood I have in the main tank and not much in the shrimp tank. I thought the eggs would bother me but I don't mind them now as they are not that intrusive.

They laid a load of eggs when first added but that seems to have reduced. I did read that if you have enough for them to think there are as many as the area can sustain they will stop laying eggs but I have no idea how much truth there is in that (that said I think at least one in the 22l shrimp tank is female but I don't see any eggs)
 

GeorgeR

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I have 2 in a 45L tank. If i split them up i.e. 1 in each of my two tanks would they stop laying eggs? Looking over as i type they are at it again!!! Perverts!!!:)
 
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They need brackish water to actually hatch and most fish will eat them eventually anyway

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