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anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me about having a nerite snail? I want to get a snail but I'm concerned about the breeding rate. I know Apple snails can hold sperm for up to 6 months after mating and that females will lay eggs even if they aren't fertile. I don't know if it's the same for nerites, but I don't think I could handle squishing the eggs or anything.

Hello there anon! :D Thanks for the ask ^-^

I most certainly CAN tell you about having a nerite snail! I have one myself. his name is lestrade :3 he is a handsome lil cutie ^-^

Nerite snails are fantastic algae eaters, and poop a lot less than mystery snails per my experience (I had one when I first got into the hobby). If your tank doesn’t have a ton of algae for them to snack on, you can supplement their diet with algae wafers, fresh blanched veggies, or snello!

[ Snello recipe from “Snails, Snails, Snails” Facebook group here:
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/snello1pix.pdf?token=AWzty23Ice_qrDFLLn0V7CkUqgbpbhPRXh_iD_3YHRpivbpucukh8EzgSTorznniF7UEb-_WoXle-HaTj91c_SUHE_AX_jKeFD-ECwWqjPG77OncC8YgD9j6Q0wERNtvD1RnCbVmjlF77CbKkjIG1-D- ]

They come in tons of different colors and patterns too :p Lestrade is a tiretrack (aka tiger) nerite, but there are also black racer nerites, zebra nerites, tri-color, red and horned nerites! Horned nerites are much smaller as adults than other nerites :p

[ A recent post/discourse about horned nerites here: https://hella-free-space.tumblr.com/post/160924210019/horned-nerites-these-freshwater-snails-are-much ]

[ photo source: http://www.fishforums.net/threads/tons-of-nerite-eggs-on-driftwood.426761/ ]

From what I’ve read, nerites are sexual! That means there needs to be a male AND a female in order to reproduce successfully. I don’t *think* that females will lay unfertile eggs, though, so if you end up with only one nerite snail and eggs in your tank, there may have been some breeding going in the store tank, before you brought your snail home. Nerite snails can lay eggs in freshwater, but they will only hatch/survive in brackish water. The eggs look like little white dots. I’ve never had my nerite snail lay eggs in any of the aquariums I’ve kept him (i don’t actually know my snail’s sex…i just gave it a male name ^-^”) in, but the eggs seem like a pain to remove since nerites lay individual eggs and not egg cases (like mysteries do). I don’t think you have to squish them or remove them if you don’t want to though, since they either won’t hatch or won’t survive long in freshwater, you don’t have to worry about snails overpopulating your tank :p

[ Photo Credit: “DSC_5332-2 (de-wolf)” by de-wolf, https://hiveminer.com/Tags/radula,snail/Interesting ]

Fun Fact! Nerites have radulas, and their little radulas leave these cool tracks as they eat algae and stuff off the glass or ornaments in your tank! :p

If anyone has anything to add or correct, please reblog or let me know! :)