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nerite snails

RudeDogg1

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Are nerite snails i spotted one in my tank today well least i think it is god knows where it came from. My question is are they a pest species or good clean up?
 

Themuleous

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Nerites look like this

zebra_nerite.jpg


They are much larger than any of the pest snails you get. They also dont breed in freshwater, so unless you've added them yourself I would have to say they aren't nerties. Have you added some plants recently? That tends to be the easiest route into a tank, as the eggs can be attached to the leaves

Sam :)
 

RudeDogg1

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The shell is a similar size but brown with goldie flecks. All plants I've added have been soaked in pp befor I plant so I'm surprised anything has got past that should I yank it out if I spot it again? There is an uninvited lone rams horn in there somewhere to. Oh I posted your needle valve you might be lucky and get it tomoz

Rudi
 

RudeDogg1

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seem to be spotting loads now and babies no idea where they came from as all plants added had a pp dip befor i planted them. Found a couple empty adult shells so the loaches have been hunting some of them
 

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