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Zebra Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis)

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Zebra Nerite Snails, fascinating and beneficial algae-eating snails available at Aquarium Roots. Also known as Neritina natalensis, these snails are prized for their striking black and gold striped shells, as well as their ability to help control algae growth in freshwater aquariums.

Zebra Nerite Snails are highly effective algae grazers, making them popular among aquarists looking to keep their tanks clean and balanced. They are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them compatible with a wide range of tank mates. These snails are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in various water conditions.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Zebra Nerite Snails:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Zebra Nerite Snail (Neritina natalensis)
  • Origin: Africa
  • Size: Up to 1 inch
  • Lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Water Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 7.5-8.5
  • Water Hardness: Moderately hard to hard
  • Tank Size: Suitable for most aquarium sizes
  • Diet: Algae eater - feed on algae, may require supplemental feeding with algae wafers
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive species