Zig zag Nerite observation.

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Witchydesign, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    I have had a zigzag Nerite in my tank since March. He rarely ever went in the water, constantly cleaned the Outside of the glass at which point he'd be put back inside the water. That only lasted long enough for him to crawl back up the glass. Even manually put him on the veggies i put in for the snails, nope doesn't want them. About a week or two ago i added driftwood. Yesterday i saw him on the front glass again so i dropped him back in next to the driftwood.

    He hasn't left the water since.

    He's been going all over that driftwood and wont leave it lol. I usually do a daily "wheres Turbo" check, at least to make sure hes not on the outside glass, or the floor... The walls.... Ect ect. I hope this makes him happy and he stays in the water. Lol.

  2. Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    I almost regret buying zigzags with the amount of times I have t return them to the tank from half across the room. I have lost two to being out to long and one that fell into the tank upright, so my knight gobies plucked him out of his shell. I found that lowering the water line 2 inches reduces the amount of outdoor trips, but doesnt stop completely.

  3. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    He seems to be enjoying the driftwood. Unless hes the one making the large black spot on the glass. I should get up and check but my feet disagree wth moving right now.
  4. CLamValued MemberMember

    Can you post pics? I don't think I've ever seen a zigzag nerite.
  5. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    When my feet agree movement is achievable i will. Just got off work, so they are still complaining lol. I will tonight though
  6. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    Heres a pic of him, itll look odd at the top of his shell because he had to get a patch job on his shell. It was cracked badly when igot him. :-( you can barely see it in the pic, he wasnt feeling photogenic lol. image
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  7. CLamValued MemberMember


    That's so pretty! I wish I could keep a few in my own tank, but I have assassins, and although nerites are considerable larger, I've heard tell of assassins teaming up against larger snails, and would rather not risk it, although there are shellies in that same tank, so I guess new homes? But then I feel bad for having such a mercenary attitude.
  8. Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    Mine are strictly nocturnal, hiding under the hood or on the floor(on their excursions) during the day.
    I get to watch my zebras and tiger blood instead.
    I moved a couple to a tank with driftwood in it, but it is more open than the other tanks....
  9. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    I only have one assassin, and he prefers the younger ramshorns to the nerite.
  10. KindafishyValued MemberMember

    Now you have my curiosity piqued. How does one do a "patch job" on a snail?
  11. WitchydesignWell Known MemberMember

    I used a piece of breather bag to cover the crack, and super glued it on. :) I've heard of people using egg shell membrane for small cracks, but this was a large one and i didn't think he would heal properly. So plastic breather bag and super glue.
  12. shelleyd2008Well Known MemberMember

    Egg shell would have worked for the shell patch also. You can also cover the top of the tank with plastic wrap to try and keep the snail where he belongs!
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