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    I've had three nerite snails in 2 different tanks, and all of them slowly died. Are there specific parameters that nerites need?

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    They do best in hard water. Most Nerites are naturally brackish, so used to hard alkaline water.

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    be sure to provide them some algae to feed on.

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    Give them calcium carbonate for shell health...$7-8 at Walmart, Nature Valley brand...break a pill in half & drop a half in each front corner of their tank & watch 'em come...repeat when it's gone. They'll love it & it doesn't mess with the water parameters....calcium carbonate without vitamin D added.

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