Nerite Snail Obsession

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    Does anyone else have a nerite snail obsession? I just love the patterns.

    I have a zebra, a tiger, a yellow and black horned, and a red racer. Thinking about getting an olive nerite next time I am in my lfs (if they still have some).
     
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    I agree they have amazing patterns and they are great cleaners and always cruising around and just when you though you haven't seen them in a while there they are!!
    Edit: not to mention they are natural water parameter test kits. If you see your nerite out of the water in the top corner of your tank that means a water change is due!!
     
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    Plus they aren't too big... but aren't too small either.
     
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    And not to mention although they lay those tough to remove white eggs they won't overrun your tanks. Even though that would be nice if they could breed in freshwater :)
     
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    My red racer and tiger. Zebra and horned mia at the moment. 20190822_211650.20190822_211626.
     
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    They look very nice. Do you have a pic of your entire tank? We can play find the other nerites ;)
     
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    Found the other two. It's only a 10gal... so not to hard to find usually.

    Tank is full of the tea colored water at the moment because of the new wood leaching tannins. I like the look personally, but right now it's probably a little too dark for my liking. A few more water changes and it'll probably be where I like it. 20190822_221954.20190822_221831.20190822_221804.
     
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    Is that Mopani wood?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Ok just in case you don’t know, if it has not been in water before it will soon go through a yucky phase. It will grow some disgusting, foul smelling white fluffy mucous all over within a few days. For me this lasted a couple of weeks and I had to change the water daily for the sake of the residents. If you have anywhere else to start it I would do that.

    It is a beautiful piece of wood. I love the character this source of wood has.
     
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    I honestly didn't like them to begin with but after buying my first nerite I have fallen in love. Today I bought my second nerite who is just so wild looking.The light in this is super yellow so you can't see the colours too well but the pattern is cool on its own. In person the front half with the thick black has a really bright yellow while the back with the normal zebra stripe pattern has a dark red- like almost a dried blood colour.
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    I have 2 Zebras and 2 Horned and I love them too.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I did notice that the white **** had started, but my amano and snails seemed to actually go for it. Lol

    It seems very clean on the surface of the wood right now.
     
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    Same here. I just figured I'd get something to help clean at first, then I found myself gravitating towards them. I want an olive nerite next (see pic) Screenshot_20190823-210119_Google.Screenshot_20190823-210235_Google.
     
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    I love olive nerites theyre so cute. I'm looking into eventually getting one of the horned or hedgehog ones next
     
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    I am a brand new nerite lover. I just got my first a week ago as a help for my algae problem. After much research I got 5, of various types, to see how well I like them.

    I am loving not only the fact they are pretty, but also how I'm able to actually watch them at work. I have one I have named George who has stayed on the same log for a week and I am watching this log get white patches as George works his way around it.

    The other 4 aren't as committed as George and move around the tank, but most days I'm still able to see them.

    I very much see more nirites in my future. I read other post about them and see they will not add much to my bio load (I am very close to maxed out on my bio load where it comes to fish in my 55) and I'm hoping to find some other than the ones I have.

    I have even convinced my hubby, a confirmed snail hater, that these are the best snails to have. He's even been mapping George's progress on the log, lol.
     
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