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Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon sp.)

$499 CAD
SKU: 400000027364

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Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon sp.)

Description

The Horned Nerite Snail, scientifically known as Clithon sp., is a popular freshwater snail species in the aquarium trade known for its striking appearance and efficient algae-eating habits. If you're planning to keep these snails, it's essential to provide them with the right environment for their well-being. Here are some key factors to consider:

  1. Temperature: Horned Nerite Snails prefer a stable water temperature within the range of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). It's crucial to avoid sudden fluctuations in temperature, as they can be sensitive to abrupt changes.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: While the Horned Nerite Snails are relatively small, they still require adequate space to thrive. A tank size of at least 5 gallons (19 liters) should be sufficient for a small group of these snails. Providing a larger tank is always beneficial as it allows for better water parameters and more room for the snails to explore.

Type and Details:

  • Behavior: Horned Nerite Snails are known to be peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable tankmates for various fish species, shrimp, and other peaceful invertebrates. They are efficient algae eaters, helping to keep the tank clean.
  • Water Parameters: They prefer slightly alkaline water with a pH between 7.5 and 8.5. Additionally, they require good water quality and appreciate stable water parameters. Regular water changes and maintenance are necessary to ensure their well-being.
  • Diet: These snails are herbivores and primarily feed on algae. While they may consume algae growth in the tank, it's important to supplement their diet with algae wafers or blanched vegetables, such as zucchini or spinach, to ensure they receive adequate nutrition.
  • Habitat and Decor: Providing a well-planted aquarium with smooth substrate is beneficial for these snails. They enjoy having various surfaces to crawl on, including rocks, driftwood, and plant leaves. Avoid sharp decorations or rough surfaces that could damage their delicate shells.

Remember to drip acclimate them slowly to your tank's water parameters to minimize stress during the introduction process. Providing a suitable environment, adequate food, and proper water conditions will help ensure the well-being and longevity of your Horned Nerite Snails.

Specifications

  • Category
    Snails
  • Species Type
    Nerite Snail
  • Water Temperature
    70°F to 80°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    5 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Alkaline, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Driftwood, Rocky Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Algae Eaters, Bottom-Dwelling

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Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon sp.)

$499 CAD

The Horned Nerite Snail, scientifically known as Clithon sp., is a popular freshwater snail species in the aquarium trade known for its striking appearance and efficient algae-eating habits. If you're planning to keep these snails, it's essential to provide them with the right environment for their well-being. Here are some key factors to consider:

  1. Temperature: Horned Nerite Snails prefer a stable water temperature within the range of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). It's crucial to avoid sudden fluctuations in temperature, as they can be sensitive to abrupt changes.

  2. Minimum Tank Size: While the Horned Nerite Snails are relatively small, they still require adequate space to thrive. A tank size of at least 5 gallons (19 liters) should be sufficient for a small group of these snails. Providing a larger tank is always beneficial as it allows for better water parameters and more room for the snails to explore.

Type and Details:

Remember to drip acclimate them slowly to your tank's water parameters to minimize stress during the introduction process. Providing a suitable environment, adequate food, and proper water conditions will help ensure the well-being and longevity of your Horned Nerite Snails.

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