The Olive Nerite Snail is small but is an extremely efficient algae eater! It is also a very attractive snail to add to your aquarium. They are great in almost any aquarium environment from African Cichlids to Discus! They will clean your glass and rocks and make them shine!
It is a very easy species to keep as long as good water quality is maintained.
- Scientific Name: Neritina usnea or Neritina reclivata
- Common Name: Olive Nerite Snail, Olive Snail
- Habitat: They can handle almost any community tank environment. As with any snail species a medium to high water hardness is recommended to keep their shells looking great.
- Gender Difference: Difficult to sex
- Breeding: Will lay eggs in an aquarium but the babies have a larval stage that requires brackish water.
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Maximum Size: .5″-.75″
- Temperature: 72 – 78 degrees Fahrenheit
- pH: 7.2-8.5
- Water Hardness: Medium to Hard
- Water Region: Bottom and anywhere it can climb
- How many?: We recommend at least Olive Nerite Snail per 5 gallons of water for algae control.
- Diet: Herbivore – Will consume most types of algae.
Read more about the Olive Nerite Snail here