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Old 02-20-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Anyone have these?

Disregard the HUGE picture to your left, these little fellas are actually about the size of a dime, and have neat little barnacles growing on the shells (the picture doesn't show that). Probably about the best algae eating snail for aquariums in the world, as they DO NOT reproduce in freshwater, but only in brackish or saltwater. YES, we have them here at the nursery in our FRESHWATER pools so you need not worry about any acclimation process. They may lay "pretzel- salt-looking" eggs, but they won't hatch unless the eggs are laid in, at least, brackish water. Great for keeping GLASS, & PLANT LEAVES clean! NO, They won't eat your plants either. What else could you want in a snail?

STOCK 1 per gallon. Not easy to breed, as they are actually a brackish water snail (brackish water is where they are prolific). Excellent algae eating snail for freshwater aquariums. Will NOT harm plant life.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:22 AM   #2
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i have zig zag nertie snails. they clean algae very well and dont harm plants in any way. i have 3 in a 10gallon moderately planted. i think they're great because the zig sag nertie snails are attractive looking invertibrate for any tank. here's a pic of mine from the underside.

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