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I checked in our local stores, Petsmart and Nature Emporium. They never heard of them. I think they are easier to keep and even breed then any shrimp. Just have a salt water container for a while to hatch more eggs. The problem is how to obtain the snails.
 

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Plants kept with snails, snail eggs all over the place.
Nertie snails are not: ramshorms/bladder/apple/myster snails. Nerite snails do NOT breed in freshwater so there will not be nerite eggs on freshwater plants.
 

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Thanks for replies. I have Physa sp. and rams, which I did not ask for, but got with plants. I though Nerite is good for hair algae control. It seems they are not difficult to breed as needed.
 

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Nerites breed just fine in freshwater but the eggs won't hatch. I don't know of anybody actually raising nerites from babies in on this forum (require brackish) but maybe someone will chime in who have been successful. My nerites don't touch hair algae (and I have many different types of nerites). You want something to go after hair algae try amano shrimp.
 

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Am I the only one getting the thought that folks don't know what nerite snails are?

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nerite

Most of the ones I see are about ~1" across, really round, almost spherical shell. Usually have a striped or banded pattern.

I've seen them a couple places for ~$2 each, so I'm guessing that's a pretty common price. I suspect most of them are wild caught, but I'm not certain.
 

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Alpha Pro is one place to buy them. Also watch out for occasional sales threads in FS/FT, I remember seeing them
 

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yeah, think people are confused what they are.

there is a thread on here of someone trying to figure out breeding and hatching them.
 

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It's the problem with forums: Anyone who is capable of creating a screen name can post authoritative sounding (but completely inaccurate) statements that someone new to this game will believe -- and probably pass along to the next person.

Google is your friend.
 

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Thanks for the link. I didn't know about the "above the waterline" difference between the varieties. Good to know. I used to think always above the waterline was cause for concern.


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