http://www.applesnail.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15071 again not a lot of information but sounds like they do need to be in saltwater to breed. :?beeky said:I read at least one species of nerite (could be Olive?) is native to Florida. The Zebra nerite is from Africa.
I can't believe it's so difficult to find any information about certain inverts. All information about the zebra nerite (Neritina natalensis) is that it's got a complex lifecycle and is near impossible to breed...and that's it! There are people collecting them so they know the conditions they're found in. All information I can find (which isn't much) on the Zebra Nerite is that it's a freshwater snail. There are references to brackish or full marine, but these are just passing references in other forums from people who tend to lump Nerites under one roof.
Where did you find that info? Or have you bred them yourself?thebullit said:they will breed in freshwater, not just saltwater, but they need saltwater for the eggs to hatch into a larval stage, then gradually reducing the saltilinity (sp) as they mature. its like a tidal thing.
I have two in a 20 liter dennerle nano which I believe is equal to about 2.5 gallons. They're doing fine and there's four cherry shrimps in there too, you will find that they eat all the algae on the glass and run out pretty quickly though so you have to supplement their diet.hellohefalump said:I've never kept these before - would two be alright in a 2.5gal nano, with cherry shrimp?
I've never kept snails (on purpose) ever - I have no idea about stocking.
In which case you're in luck! If you want more just add a bit of food for them and you'll soon have a small army!hellohefalump said:I actually don't mind them, it's a constant live food supply for my clown loach/humbugs in my big tank. There are only a couple of them at the moment, but I'm hoping for a few more to use as food.
So long as you can't see snail through the shell it should be ok. It's because they're all wild caught. Mine have bit's which are a bit white in places too.hellohefalump said:My ammonia/nitrites are finally gone, and I've gone ahead and got a couple of nerites. They both have slight damage to their shells, one more than the other. Does this matter? Apart from that they are fine - they are both now attached to my glass and eating algae.