Do nerite snails eat diatoms?

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mirp448

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I've heard that they eat all kinds of algae but I just wanted to see if anyone had personal experience with controlling brown algae/diatoms bc I'm having a small outbreak in my 10 gal and a nerite is the only type of dude small enough to add to my snail family without overstocking
 

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Don't know if all my nerites ate brown algae but the few that did, did a great job of cleaning it up.
 

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I've had a single Nerite snail tackle algae in my 10 gallon aquarium. I've got brown diatoms usually in that aquarium.
 
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