These Batik Nerite Snails are not only beautiful, but they are great algae eaters. They eat algae on aquarium walls, plants and substrate. These snails are also peaceful creatures and will not bother other tank inhabitants. We sell our snails at around 1 inch in diameter. These snails are named after the Indonesian Batik cloth dying technique because of the beautiful patterns on their shells. The stock photo of the snail is just an example of on pattern and color of the snail. The pattern of every snail in this variety will be different, no 2 snails are the same! They will also vary in color, some will have a black base while others will have a golden brown base like the one in the photo.
Nerite snails will not breed in your tank unlike other snails as brackish water is required for their eggs to hatch. Hence, they will not take over an aquarium unlike other pest snails.
We feed them a combination of our own foods Shrimpy Party, protein party, blanched vegetables (Spinach and Zucchini) and Mulberry leaves.
B-grade Snails are snails that have some chips on their shells and/or have more subtle patterns on their shells. They are otherwise healthy snails that can make a great tank cleaning crew!
Recommended Tank Parameters:
Temperature: 68F - 84F