Sorry me again with an interesting snail question!

  1. Multitank Initiate Member

    Im having trouble finding nerites for my tanks... One store near me has what they call porcupine snails....what are they? Ive looked online and some people swear they are horned nerites... Other say they are something totally different... The girl at the store had never heard of nerites... Scary, but doesn't help me!


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  2. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    You found nerites. It's a nerite with little horns.

    ..and how weird that they have porcupines and not regular nerites.
     

  3. Multitank Initiate Member

    Sorry i just edited the note with a bit more of my sleuthing!



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  4. Multitank Initiate Member

    Are you totally sure they're nerites? I dont want a zillion rams horns or other random snail type in these two tanks...


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  7. Multitank Initiate Member

    Will they eat algae wafers until the tank develops a good coating? Im hesitant to wait because i cant find them anywhere else!


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  8. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Nerites and ram snails are completely different snails. Google photos of each and you can clearly see the difference.
     
  9. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes and fresh veggies too. Do you have a photo of snail in question?
     
  10. Multitank Initiate Member

    So what is a porcupine snail? Nerite or no?


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  11. Multitank Initiate Member

    No i dont have a pic...I've been phoning all over trying to find nerites... Noone seems to have them.. But this one store has porcupine snails but never heard of nerites so doesn't know if they are ...


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  13. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    If the shell on the snail you are looking at curves like a horn or a rope that is coiled up, then it's a ramshorn. If it looks like a tear drop, it's a nerite. And the porcupine is a nerite. I didn't see where it said a ramshorn is a nerite, but it isn't. The one you're seeing in your LFS should look like a nerite with little prongs on his shell.
     
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  15. Multitank Initiate Member

    I haven't seen it yet... And the second link didnt work... If it looks like the first pic is that a nerite? Did the second link look like this? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404350674.489744.jpg


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  16. Multitank Initiate Member

    Is the horned armour snail in that first link a nerite?


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  17. Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    No. The second link provided is the nerite. So is the third one.
     
  18. Multitank Initiate Member

    Cool...i have screen shots with the pics and scientific and common names... I will go tomorrow with a water sampl! :)


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