Red Racer Nerite Snails are native to the Philippines and are relatively rare to the hobby here in the states. They are truly gorgeous with their unique patterns. Nerite Snails are a perfect natural way to control algae! They eat algae on aquarium walls, substrate and plants. They will not eat your plants, are easy to maintain, are very hardy, and have a life span of about 2-5 years. They will thrive in freshwater, but will not reproduce and multiply in freshwater, they require brackish water for breeding.
We sell these red racers around 1/4" to 1/2" in size but they can grow up to an inch in diameter. Price is for one red racer snail.
Minimum water capacity of 2 gallons
Keep Rocks/driftwood and vegetation in the tank hosting Nerite Snail.
Give ample space to Nerite Snail to hide and to search for food.
Stocking: Keep one Nerite Snail per 2.50 gallons of aquarium water.
Temperature of water: Maintain the temperature of your tank water between seventy-five and eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit.
pH of water: 6.00 to 8.50.
Aquarium disposition: Owing to its small size, Nerite Snail does not disturb vegetation in your aquarium. Do not keep aggressive invertebrates or aggressive fish with the nerite snail as these animals may eat the snail.
Feeding & Nutrition:
Diet: Nerite Snail is Herbivorous in feeding habit.
Food content: Nerite Snail eats phytoplankton, especially algae, Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Film Algae and vegetable bits.
Supplement the food of Nerite Snail with the small bits or the flakes of cucumber, blanched spinach and lettuce, and curette.
Add Calcium as dietary supplements for the shell growth of Nerite Snail.
Introducing/acclimating them to your aquarium:
When receiving an order of freshwater Nerite snails, they will be in a dormant stage upon
arrival. Slowly acclimate them to your aquarium water. Losses will most often not happen or be
at a minimum if you do this properly. It may take up to 24 hours before all the snails begin to
move about, so be patient. When adding them to the tank, after equalizing the temp in the bag to the aquarium temp.
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