Nerite Snail

Species information for the Nerite Snail, in the Snails category.

  1. Scientific name - Nerita sp.

    Family – Mollusca

    Common name – Nerite Snail

    Max Size – 1 in (2.5 cm)

    Range - Caribbean, Pacific Ocean

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating algae. It comes in a variety of different colors and patterns. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011