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« on: September 23, 2012, 01:23:07 PM »

I just went to the lfs and they had some horned nerite snails for 3.88 canadian. I am wondering if this is a good price because i've never seen them in my city before.

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 03:16:32 AM »

Apparently the stores in your area don't have nerites often. It's a good price if they're healthy. If you had to order them from a web site the cost of shipping would make them expensive snails and you wouldn't actually get to see what you ordered before they arrived at your home.

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 08:02:54 AM »

Horned Nerite snails are amazing Algae eaters...Ive been keeping them with Zebra Nerite snails for a while now and i cant remember the last time i had to clean the glass on my tanks....They also will keep the surfaces of rocks and ornaments spotless free from green spot algae...They also cannot reproduce in anything but brackish conditions so unlike other snails they will never over run your tank...

There is just one downside..If they breed (and they can in normal freshwater aquariums) they will scatter little white sesame seed eggs everywere..These eggs wont hatch though like i said above unless in brackish conditions so its not that bad a problem....

From my experience Nerite Snails will only maybe breed once when introduced to a freshwater aquarium and then never again...Thats whats happened in my case and ive been keeping Nerite Snails for about 6 months now....It remains to be seen though if mine breed again...Hopefully not, the little white eggs are a little unsightly.

Having said that their algae eating abilities far outweigh the problem of them laying little white eggs and in my opinion are well worth keeping...They look good too  happy

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 07:13:58 PM »

Alright then I'm defenetly gonna get some, they only have 5 small ones so im probobly gonna get what evers left on the weekend.

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