Lennie Posted February 12 Share Posted February 12 Hey guys, I just wanted to create this topic to hear about experiences regarding Nerite Snails. I have been keeping 3 zebra nerites and 3 olive horned ones, and to me, their behavior changes actually! I could not come across anything like this topic online. So I wanted to hear from you all here 🙂 My experiences regarding both are as follows: Both are great at eating algae, as expected. Zebras lay WAY MORE eggs compared to olive horned ones. Interesting enough, my zebras loves spending more time on woods and rocks, meanwhile horned ones enjoy being on glass and big leaf plants like anubias more. None of them ever touched any snellos, wafers, blanched veggies, cuttlebone or fishfood from my experience. Only one zebra tried to "escape" but all he did was climbing the inside the HOB. So not really sure to what extend it can be called an escape. Otherwise, I've never experienced them attempting to escape, considering I never use lid. Would love to hear about which ones you have experience with and whether you have observed any difference! If you have any other snails, can you compare their algae eating capability with mysteries, ramshorns or any others based on your experience? People seem to have varying opinions on this one, while most people say nerite are better, Prime Time Aquatics actually uses mysteries in their tanks for algae clean up crew it seems. Meanwhile, MD, seems to go for ramshorns most of the times. Would love to hear from you all! A pic from internet: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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