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Product Description

PH range 7.5-8
Hardness:5-15 Dkh
Temperature: 65-80F 
Life Span:   1.5-2 years   
Size:   .75-1 inch
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat:  Fully aquatic / Tidal

The Red Spot Nerite or Neritina semiconic snail (also known as tire track nerite) has a range of names including Tiger and Tracked Nerite Snail. It is popular because of its size and ability to adapt a wide range of tanks and their inhabitants. In fact, some hobbyists enjoy putting them in tanks with some of the faster paced cichlids and do not have problem. Snails do better when placed in tanks that have been fully cycled and are free of ammonia and nitrites. This is partially because they are sensitive to these toxins and partially because they need an established tank to have enough algae and biofilm to feed off of. These snails will also crawl out of your tank and are considered a tidal species. You will want to check for them often and keep a close fitting lid on your tank to prevent them from escaping and drying out. These snails are popular in part because they will not dine on your live plants but instead love to be part of the clean-up crew. They will scavenge through fish waste, excess food, dead plant material and algae to glean nutrients. The Red Spot Nerite Snail will also eat algae wafers as well as shrimp pellets, sinking fish food and blanched veggies. Make sure they have calcium in their diet so their shells stay well-nourished. Many snails are asexual and will populate a tank quickly making it hard for the owner to find anything that can inhabit the tank with them. These snails require both a male and a female to mate and rarely do so in fresh water. Without brackish water any eggs laid will not hatch. If you’re looking for a snail that can’t overrun your tank this is the one for you. The Red Spot Nerite is a pretty passive snail that does well with a wide range of different livestock and plant life for roommates. They are entertaining to watch as they feed off of the algae in your tank. You will want to be careful because they may get wanderlust and escape, drying out and dying without water. Keep a lid on your tank and check for them often to prevent this from happening. As with all snails, Copper is lethal to the Red Spot Nerite Snail and your water should be tested for it. In addition to this treat your tank with caution as most medications will have copper in them as well.

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  1. great snails! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Mar 2018

    Great snails and were delivered very healthy and well packed

  2. perfectly packed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jan 2018

    Well people get snails for all kinds of reasons. These just fit my requirements. I can rate the quality though. They were all shipped very healthy and efficient

  3. nicd snails 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2017

    These were small but nice. Unfortunately I had only a 50 % survival rate. Service was prompt and I will give them another try.

  4. Red Spot Nerite Snail 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2016

    All arrived in great condition and are already roaming the aquarium. Very happy with purchase.

  5. red spot nerite snals 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2016

    Bought four snails to help with algae build up in our aquaponics system. We have had them a week and the are doing a great job!

  6. Nerite snail 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2015

    Great price for a healthy little fellow. Thanks.

  7. Very Pleased 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Mar 2015

    I received my snails in a timely manner. Went with priority shipping and all arrived safe and healthy. Plan on purchasing others.

  8. tire track nerite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2015

    Order came as expected all were alive healthy and pretty as a snail can be. Good job packaging and the snails are in the tank doing their job. Would buy from from seller again a would recommend to a friend.

  9. Beautifuk Snail 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2014

    Snails arrived in excellent condition and immediately began moving around the tank. Will definately be ordering again!

  10. red spot nerite snails 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2014

    My transaction with Eliteinverts was flawless.
    Shipping was fast and the snails arrived
    healthy and are doing well in their new
    I would reccomend this company to anyone,
    and am going to buy from them again shortly.

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