Nerite Snails

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The nerite snail is a species of the Neritidae family, that can live in freshwater and saltwater. These tiny snails are less than 1 inch long and are a beneficial addition to any tank, thanks to their cleaning abilities.

Nerite snails are popular with fishkeeping beginners because these snails are easy to look after and have a peaceful temperament. Their minimal tank requirements and care needs make these snails desirable pets.

Nerite snail cannot breed in fresh water though they will lay eggs on plants and driftwood. 

Water Parameters
  • Temperature: 65°-78°F
  • Chlorine/chloramines: 0 ppm (very toxic)
  • Ammonia/Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrate: 20 ppm
  • pH: 8.0–8.4
  • GH: 6.0–12.0 dGH (66.7-133.4 ppm)
  • KH: 3-15 dKH (53.6-268.3 ppm)

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