Algae on my Nerite snail

Downward Dog
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I have this fuzzy brownish-rust colored algae growing on my snail (& obviously in my tank too) - is this harmful for the little guy/gal????
 
omnitheforsaken
Member
Couldn't imagine any form of algae being harmful to the snail, especially on it's shell, but I'm no expert. Hopefully some one more knowledgeable will chime in.
 
Aquarist
Member
Hello DownwardDog. I think you snail will be fine.
Ken
 
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Downward Dog
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Thanks! Just seems funny to have a fuzzy snail....
 
Fishnugget43
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Get a smaller snail to eat the algae off the other ones shell?
 
Borisbbadd
Fishnugget43 said:
Get a smaller snail to eat the algae off the other ones shell?
There is a solution for every problem.........
 
Steve420
Member
Fishnugget43 said:
Get a smaller snail to eat the algae off the other ones shell?
Or an Otto...I've seen my Oto's munching on my snail shell algea.
 
CHoffman
Member
I do have two nerites. It's funny because they do indeed clean each other's shell off..lol..You can also just wipe his shell yourself if it bugs you. Just be gentle.
 
eiginh
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My mystery snail would eat the stuff off my nerite snail. It was funny look b/c the nerite snail would disappear under the mystery snail. lol Anyways nothing really to worry about.
 

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