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Tropical Fish That Eat Pond Snails · Why Are My Freshwater Nerite Snails Dying
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Hello Steven, I would agree that Nerite Snails wouldn’t be appropriate for a bowl; this information here is mainly for filtered (and heated, when applicable) aquariums. For bowls like Betta bowls, I wouldn’t actually recommend any of these fish or inverts since they are all generally tropical and need consistent temperatures, water quality and filtration. For bowls, I would recommend regular maintenance and water changes over a cleanup animal that most bowls cant safely handle.
I have heard dwarf puffers are the best snail eaters, but
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In addition to the types of Nerite Snails listed above, there are sometimes snails in pet stores offered as: Brown Zebra Snails, Tracked Nerite Snails, Ruby Nerite Snails, Zebra Snails, Plain Zebra Snails, Marble Nerite Snails, and others. There may be many different types of freshwater Nerite Snails available for sale. Or maybe it’s just a looseness regarding naming and labeling different varieties in the tanks, or both. Either way, Nerite Snails can be a great addition to any community aquarium. They are great cleaners and they are fun to watch. That said, be sure to ask the store clerk for clarification if you have any questions.The good news is that Nerite Snail care is pretty easy and straightforward. Nerite Snails are a hardy species and they are adaptable to a range of water conditions. Nerite Snails seem to like water temperature in the tropical community tank range of 72 – 78 degrees Fahrenheit. And some hobbyists suggest that Nerites can survive in a wider temperature range. Nerites also prefer water pH on the alkaline side around 7.5 and aquarium water on the hard side with a . As with other fish in a tank, Nerite Snail care must also include checking for Ammonia spikes and high levels of Nitrate, as Nerites are susceptible. Care must also be taken to avoid any sort of exposure to copper and other medications because this can be fatal to snails. Finally, be mindful that Nerite Snails may need Calcium supplements to maintain a healthy shell.Its also important to remember that Nerite Snail care also includes how they are put into the tank. Avoid dropping Nerite Snails into the water and letting them float to the bottom to land in various random positions. Lucky Nerites will land upright and be able to quickly get acclimated to their new surroundings. The unlucky snails will land upside down. Nerite Snails have a very difficult time turning themselves over to the upright position. In most cases it’s almost impossible for them right themselves. Nerites left upside down can die that way. Make sure Nerites are placed in the tank in the upright position so they get off to a good start. specific species of fish known for eating snails that would do well in a peaceful tank?
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