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I live on Long Island but will be traveling into the city tomorrow. Does anyone know of any places where i can get nerite snails?

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petco at union square they usually have red spot and tiger nerites at 3.00 ea
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I know you will have to pay shipping but it is only $7.00 for a small box. These are really high quality netrites at a good price and most likely raised a bit more properly than Petco snails. LOL. They also have not only netrites but Apple Snails horned netrites clithon coronas etc. http://www.bobstropicalplants.com/
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I know you will have to pay shipping but it is only $7.00 for a small box. These are really high quality netrites at a good price and most likely raised a bit more properly than Petco snails. LOL. They also have not only netrites but Apple Snails horned netrites clithon coronas etc. http://www.bobstropicalplants.com/
I got a handful of nerites from this site. Very awesome snails. I lost a few but I think they were starved because my tank is completely algae free and they do not eat my algae wafers. I would recommend not getting too many for your tank.

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This is slightly off topic but do tiger nerites and zebra nerites act differently in an aquarium? The LFS store owner tried to steer me to zebras but I thought the tigers were prettier. When I put one in the tank he ate almost no algae for months spent most of his time stationary and then died from a large dose of seachem Flourish(my fault sorry mr. snail). I wonder if a zebra would have been more active.
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I find my zebras to be very good algae eaters. Once I had algae on my glass. Now there is none at all.
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This is slightly off topic but do tiger nerites and zebra nerites act differently in an aquarium? The LFS store owner tried to steer me to zebras but I thought the tigers were prettier. When I put one in the tank he ate almost no algae for months spent most of his time stationary and then died from a large dose of seachem Flourish(my fault sorry mr. snail). I wonder if a zebra would have been more active.
I can say that I do not and have not seen a single difference in behavior from my tiger and zebra nerites. Strangely out of the 16 nerites I have had the 3 deaths were 3 of my 4 zebra nerites. Other than them maybe being a little more sensitive than the others I dont think there is much of a difference. My horned nerites (corona black green) seem to be a lot more active and hardy than the bigger ones (zebra big line tiger) but that is the only thing I can think of.

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