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    Eye of Nerite


    Seeing Red


    On the Glass


    Keeping an Eye on you

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    Baby Ram


    Nerite Among the Weeds


    Over the Edge

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    Great Captures!
    Wonderful snails...

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    i have 2 of the one u capture "on the glass"...they have small little horns on their shell... u know whats the name of this snail??.. they are quite efficient in cleaning the tank... lurv them...

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    The name you are looking for is Chilton Corona (sp?) which this snail happens not to be.

    This snail on the other hand happens to be said snail...:-)


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    just lost one of my chilton corona...what could be the reason?? the other is still ok..shrimp are ok too....i thot snails are quite hardy

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    Nerites or Coronas are not as hardy as true freshwater snails. They are more sensitive to water parameters that other types. Also when Nerites are flipped from brackish or saltwater to pure fresh it can shorten their life span some.

    But just like fish with out more info on tank conditions it is hard to narrow down what might have been the real cause.

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    What is the stocking ratio of nerite snails per gallon?
    I had about 10 various (zebra, green olive, clithon) in a 20 gallon long community fish tank and most of them started dying off slowly. Now I'm down to about 5.

    Acclimation was done by drip method and water parameters are OK. Could it be a shortage of food? There is also a Siamese Algae Eater in there.

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    Nerites need a lot of green matter I suplement feed mine they really seem to like carrots, but I have a few that will not touch anything but alage. So if your tank is all nice and alage free I would say starvation is a real probable cause.

    I keep 4 Nerites in my 10 and 3 in my 75 and 62, I find stocking is based more on food avaiable than tank size.

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    thanks for all the info above ^^...my tank slightly less than 10gal... i think it is due to starvation... guess i'll could jus live with one for my tank...otherwise, like adviced, will place supplements if i decide to buy more...

    they dont eat little hair algae do they??

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