Nerite snail reproduction

jmoneyisback

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I'm entertaining the idea of getting two nerites to help with the diatoms in my tank. It's a 29 gallon and that is what was suggested. I had to mystery snails that gave me tons of babies that I could not handle. I do not want that situation again. How likely are nerites to reproduce in that manner?
 

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Nerites will lay eggs in freshwater but the larvae need brackish to survive so you won't get baby nerites
 

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You won't have any snail population to worry about. As Coradee said, they will leave white eggs which don't hatch unless you put them in brackish water.
 

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Some cichlids are not good tank mates for the nerites. I don't have cichlids but I see you have a krib. Somebody will likely comment on this combination for you.
 

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I don't think kribs will eat snails. The only cichlids you'd really have to worry about eating snails would be African cichlids from the Rift Lakes, like mbuna, peacocks etc.
 

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Nerites will lay eggs all over the aquarium(rocks, plant leaves, etc). However, they will not hatch because they need brackish water.
 

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