Will nerite snail eat algae off java moss?

Andy1984

I have had a nerite snail for a mounth now and everything is going well. He is eating algae off the wood, rock and glass. but not the java moss that not have some hair algae on it. So my question is does nerite snails eat algae off java moss or it it only shrimp?
 

BigManAquatics

They can, but of all the places i have seen my nerites eat, on the plants is probably the most infrequent.
 
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StarGirl

I have had a nerite snail for a mounth now and everything is going well. He is eating algae off the wood, rock and glass. but not the java moss that not have some hair algae on it. So my question is does nerite snails eat algae off java moss or it it only shrimp?
Yeah those places you mentioned are where mine eat too. The snails I have seen honestly eat it off the plants are the pest snails. That is why a lot of people like them.
 
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BigManAquatics

My mystery snails spent a good amount of time cleaning up the plants as well. Just don't see the nerites doing so as often. They are efficient though, but sometimes kind of lazy!
 
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