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Old 03-10-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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how many nerites for a 10g?


How many nerites for a 10g?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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I've got 2 in a 10, 3 in a 12.
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If you're just looking to use them to eat up algae, 1 will be plenty enough. If you want them just to have them, then you can get as many as you please. It doesn't matter how many.
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1 for me.
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I have 3 in a 36g
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What type of nerites? I've got two horned nerites in a 2 gal. I try to feed them enough though.

Horned nerites are significantly smaller than normal nerites I hear.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:31 AM   #7
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1 for each gallon. I like seeing them crawling all over my glass, plants, driftwood, soil. It's a peace of mind to know they are constantly working in a large crew. =)

Btw are we talking about normal Nirite or Horned Nirite (cause they're 4 times smaller than the normal one)

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Old 03-10-2013, 03:32 AM   #8
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1-2 could probably do the job.. i have 1 in my 12g
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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Olive and horned nerites are smaller but they're still workhorses. Get as many as you want

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:48 AM   #10
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i say one or 2
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Thanks folks.
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