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Brackish snails available in the UK

PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:13
by odin
Ive seen alot of videos on youtube of Opae'ula keepers having large Nertite snails in their tank to help keep the algae levels down and generally keep the glass clear so you can watch your shrimps. I noticed nobody sold nerite snails in the UK and struggled to find any but i found the Zebra thorn nerite snail (Clithon Diadema) on ebay which breeds and lives in brackish water ;) they are only a couple of quid each and are sold on ebay.
they live for a few years and dont get huge which is perfect.

Re: Brackish snails available in the UK

PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:15
by brakc
I have Neritina snails in my Opea tank, perfect!!


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PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:17
by odin
brakc wrote:I have Neritina snails in my Opea tank, perfect!!


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like these ones?

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Re: Brackish snails available in the UK

PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:18
by brakc
Yes exactly same. I have 6 in 30l


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PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:19
by brakc
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PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:20
by brakc
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PostPosted:28 Feb 2016 19:22
by odin
do they grow very large fully grown? here is another photo of one of mine, they stay small and i hope they will breed in my tank.

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PostPosted:20 Mar 2016 20:21
by odin
My Nerites laid what looks like eggs! i dont know if they will amount to anything but its pretty cool :lol:

Re: Brackish snails available in the UK

PostPosted:02 May 2021 11:39
by odin
These small zebra Nerites are quoted to live for around 1-2 years on the internet but mine are still going strong after 5 years so that information is debunked lol :cool:

Re: Brackish snails available in the UK

PostPosted:02 May 2021 16:18
by opae ula related
odin wrote:These small zebra Nerites are quoted to live for around 1-2 years on the internet but mine are still going strong after 5 years so that information is debunked lol :cool:
That’s because you take care of them well! Ha