It would also need to be a mature tank. A fresh tank and you will have dead, starved, nerites. I would do 1 or 2 personally. But all my tanks are also heavily planted which does make a difference.Polyrhythm said:You could maybe try a smaller variety like horned nerites, but I think 3 in a 5 would push it a bit. They're poop machines lol.
Sometimes you have to feed them... And generate some extra algae. One way is a jar with rocks and tank water in the sun. It will grow so.e nice nerite food.Alhana said:If you go with the regular nerite snails I would probably say only get one cause they seem to eat a ton of algae. Even the small horned nerites are algae eating machines. I have 4 in my 20 gallon and I'm always worried they aren't getting enough to eat as I never see algae in the tank. The tank had a bunch of algae before I put them in.
I'll have to try that, thanks! I've tried cucumber and other things like that but they seem to ignore it. I've been worried they are starving (one did die and my bigger nerite jumped ship) so I've been trying to leave my light on for really long periods in order to actually grow algae.Rebecca Talbott said:I drop a baby carrot in the tank when the algae gets low. The snails love it. They'll nibble for hours at a time.