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Old 02-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #16
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Nerites keep the tank nice and clean
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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Good luck finding the spixi snails. I've been looking for over a year. Mordalphus (I think) has commented they don't do much, I've just read about the planaria control on the internet so no real experience. Also, nerites will lay eggs all over the place too, so don't think egg problems are just with ramshorns They don't bother me but they do seem to bother some folks. Fortunately for me the only female nerites I have are in a tank with white sand so they aren't as unsightly. I keep my males in the tanks with my darker substrate.
Well at least Nerite is beautiful compare to Ramshorn and Nerite egg = profits
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:27 AM   #18
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Well at least Nerite is beautiful compare to Ramshorn and Nerite egg = profits
When you figure out how to get those eggs to hatch and make little baby neuritis, tell us! Nerites have an outrageously complicated reproductive program that involves brackish water and larval stages and who knows what else. I THINK the ones we buy are collected in the wild.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:42 AM   #19
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Well at least Nerite is beautiful compare to Ramshorn and Nerite egg = profits
Nerites actually aren't that expensive unless you buy from online retailers, they're not all that difficult to breed if you can get the salinity of the water correct and provide them with enough food. There are a number of people who breed olive nerites. The trick is water in the upper 70's and moving the eggs once laid to a fully saltwater tank (using marine salt and gh buffer) once the eggs hatch (up to a month later) feed them on ground up algae flakes.
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Nerities only bread in salt water. one of the main selling features (other then the fact that they look cool and are interesting to watch ) is that they wont reproduce and take over your tank!
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #21
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I would do nerites. I have assassins and they did a great job at cleaning any small snail and my limpet numbers have gone down alot since adding assassins.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #22
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We keep three apple snails in our tank. They do a great job of keeping the substrate clean of old food and waste. You do have to be picky about the plants you use. But contrary to popular myth they will not eat everything you try to plant. I just wish we could get them to breed.

We also have MTS doing their thing somewhere in the substrate. They haven't overpopulated the tank like I've been told is inevitable.

I would add nerites but I'm not keen on the idea of adding a critter that can't breed in my tank.
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Well I stupidly went and bought couple Zebra Nerite not thinking about their PH level. I drop them in my PH 7.0 tank and some in my PH 6.0 tank. They almost died from the PH 6.0 I had to immediately move to my PH 7.0 tank and luckily they recovered.

I guess Nerite is not a good choice for CRS tank. I have a minor hair algae issue in CRS tank, do you guys think Assassin or Malaysian Trumpet can do the trick in PH 6.0 tank.
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