What Is The Truth About Nerite Breeding?

  1. EmmyFish

    EmmyFish Valued Member Member

    I read on several site that Nerite snails will not breed in fresh water. Some say they won't have as many eggs. Others say a certain hardness of fresh water. What the heck is the truth?
     
  2. Tyler Fishman

    Tyler Fishman Valued Member Member

    They will breed in freshwater howver the eggs require brackish water to hatch
     
  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    They will still lay eggs but the eggs won't hatch without salt in the water
     
  4. OP
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    EmmyFish

    EmmyFish Valued Member Member

    Okay, I've had 2 Zebras for a few weeks now and haven't seen signs of breeding. Now I have a new black nerite. If they lay eggs should I remove them? Will the fish do away with them? Are they something I should be concerned about doing away with if it should happen
     
  5. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Usually they take a while to get settled in before starting to lay eggs.

    You don't need to remove them but they look ugly and I have not yet come across a fish that will eat them.
     
  6. MongooseALaMode

    MongooseALaMode Well Known Member Member

    My nerites laid eggs when the pH was around 6.5 but stopped after a gradual change to closer to 7