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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #8353  by Vorteil
 28 Aug 2019 18:33
At one point in time I thought there was one nerite snails on top another. Looks like the shell just grows this way? Granted this snail is probably getting close to 3 years old. Pretty good size for this type of nerite. I used a penny to give an idea of the size and also compared to a new nerite that I bought a few months back.

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 #8358  by opae ula related
 28 Aug 2019 19:41
Ok. A penny is around 19mm or almost 2cm
 #8361  by odin
 28 Aug 2019 21:13
How long do nerites typically live for? I’ve often wondered as I’d hate to leave one in my tank after it died.


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 #8366  by Vorteil
 29 Aug 2019 18:06
I would say 3 years. I've had other die with 6 months & others over 2 years. Sometimes it's hard to tell if they died especially when they just sit at the bottom of the tank. By the time I've realized it the insides are eaten so I just leave it in there.