nerites

Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
had an amazing bit of luck today..

went to my LFS, just to pop in to see what they had about.. managed to buy 6 ruby nerites for only £10!

think thats quite mad, theyre quite big as well.

Also managed to get 2 denison barbs for £14, which I recon isnt too bad either!

Who says the LFS is dead? :D
 

Steve Smith

Member
Joined
19 Jul 2007
Messages
4,422
Location
Leamington Spa, UK.
Bargain :D

I saw somewhere doing denisoni's for £8 the other day which I thought wasn't too bad. I've never had nerites, are they particulalry good? AE's description of them does make them appealing :)
 

Egmel

Member
Joined
28 Mar 2008
Messages
724
Location
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
managed to buy 6 ruby nerites for only £10!
:D No Fair, the snail shop are out of them at the moment and don't know when they'll be back in, don't suppose you'd fancy parting with one would you? ;) :lol: Not to worry really I've got some apple snails and a couple of bee staghorn nerites on their way, should be here on tuesday :D
 
Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
SteveUK said:
Bargain :D

I saw somewhere doing denisoni's for £8 the other day which I thought wasn't too bad. I've never had nerites, are they particulalry good? AE's description of them does make them appealing :)
nerites are amazing snails.. they like to be in groups, where theyll munch mountains of algae together happily.

Egmel said:
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
managed to buy 6 ruby nerites for only £10!
:D No Fair, the snail shop are out of them at the moment and don't know when they'll be back in, don't suppose you'd fancy parting with one would you? ;) :lol: Not to worry really I've got some apple snails and a couple of bee staghorn nerites on their way, should be here on tuesday :D
hehe if the nerite drought persists, I might well go into business!!! At that price I could make a fortune and still be cheaper then both the Snail Shop and AE :lol:
 
Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
Egmel said:
What you want to do is work out how to breed them.... then you'd really make a fortune :)
Theyre primarily a sea snail that has adapted to live in fresh water, so their eggs only hatch in a saline environment... which is a big pain, especially when they lay all over your rocks!

one day I might try a brackish tank, and throw a few in to see what happens.
 

Egmel

Member
Joined
28 Mar 2008
Messages
724
Location
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
Theyre primarily a sea snail that has adapted to live in fresh water, so their eggs only hatch in a saline environment... which is a big pain, especially when they lay all over your rocks!

one day I might try a brackish tank, and throw a few in to see what happens.
I did have a quick search on the net, I think it's more than just 'a saline environment' they seem to be near impossible to breed. :(

As I say, if you can work out how to do it you could make a fortune!
 
Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
yepyep

Ive read them breading in brackish, but the definition of what brackish actually meant in that case was not to be found! As far as I know, brackish is anything between fresh and marine!

who knows :)
 

Voo

Member
Joined
24 Feb 2008
Messages
185
Location
Lincs
I used to have a nerite snail, it laid eggs all over my wood. Moved it to my brackish tank and it stopped laying eggs!! :rolleyes:
 

thebullit

Member
Joined
18 May 2008
Messages
69
well done matt, been tempted for a while to geet some nerites but need to off load a few apples first.
 

Egmel

Member
Joined
28 Mar 2008
Messages
724
Location
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
just counted, they actually gave me 9 for a tenner!
Wow, which store was this? They're going to be miles from me but someone else might be nearby and want to get some (if you haven't bought them all by now!)
 
Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
southern aquatics in creekmore, Poole.

they had maybe 30 or so left.. they also have similarly cheap apple snails.

I recon they had a job lot, to see how they sold. Theyre pretty rubbish in supporting planted tanks, so stocking a planted tank snail probably resulted in no sales! Hense they gave me a few extra. I remember going in there some weeks ago and they were about £2.99 each, so seems about right to me.

Id offer to go in for you, but Im struggling for time at the moment with a mountain of teacher planning that Ive not done so far!
 

LondonDragon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
21 Feb 2008
Messages
10,599
Location
London
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
Id offer to go in for you, but Im struggling for time at the moment with a mountain of teacher planning that Ive not done so far!
Leave that Sky HD alone for a while :p
 

Egmel

Member
Joined
28 Mar 2008
Messages
724
Location
Guildford, Surrey, UK
LondonDragon said:
Matt Holbrook-Bull said:
lol yeah.. that and the new girlfriend. :oops:
That is always a good sign ;) enjoy
Agreed, enjoy :D

Thanks for the psudeo offer but it really wouldn't be worth it, I've only got a small tank so would only be after a couple. I might just have a quick look in the LFS' local to my parents whilst I'm at home-home this weekend :)
 

plantbrain

Expert
Joined
2 Aug 2007
Messages
1,946
Nerites?
Why sheettit, we got them by the handful:

From plant Fest:

resizedolvivenerites.jpg


Regards,
Tom Barr
 
Joined
10 Jun 2007
Messages
963
Location
Dorset, UK
lol Tom :)

for some reason there seems to be a real shortage in the UK. Maybe you should ship some to Richard, I know he was struggling to get supplies.
 
Top