Olive Nerita Snail

lg 89934 Olive Nerita
Latin name: (Neritina sp.)

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The sex of the Nerita Snail can be determined with ease if several individuals of the same age are kept in the same environment and fed the same foods. The females tend to be larger than the males in this situation. Reproduction requires brackish water for the marine larval stage of the species. With proper care, the Nerita Snail can live for up to one year. Furthermore, the Nerita Snail is a hardy species, easily adapting to new environments. Additionally, it is a popular choice for saltwater aquariums due to its attractive shell and active nature.

The Nerita Snail is an excellent scavenger and will help to keep the pond or aquarium clean by consuming debris, uneaten food, and algae. This species is very easy to care for and can be a great addition to any tank. For optimal health and growth, supplement the Nerita Snail’s diet with a quality flake or pellet food if insufficient food is present in the tank. Additionally, appropriate water parameters should be maintained to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Nerita Snail. With the right care, this species can make a great addition to any tank.

When purchasing brass, it is important to consider the size of the brass. Approximate purchase size is 1/4″ to 3/4″.

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