Olive Nerite Snail

Olive Nerite Snail

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Olive Nerite Snail (Vitta usnea)

This snail comes in various shades of olive green-dark brown, and are a fantastic algae eater! In the wild, these snails live in shallow marshland along the coasts of Florida, Mexico, and Trinidad. Can be kept in freshwater or brackish water tanks.

Max size: 1”

Minimum tank size: 3 gallons


Discovering the Fascinating World of Olive Nerite Snails: A Beginner's Guide

If you're a fan of freshwater aquariums, you may have come across the olive nerite snail. These small, unassuming creatures are not only great for keeping your tank clean, but they also have unique characteristics that make them fascinating to observe. In this blog post, we'll explore everything you need to know about olive nerite snails, including their natural habitat, behavior, and care requirements.

Native to West Africa, the olive nerite snail is known for its distinctive green-brown color, which gives it its name. They are small, typically growing to around one inch in length, and have a unique spiral shell that makes them stand out from other snails. They are also known for their hardy nature and ability to adapt to different water conditions, which makes them a great addition to any freshwater tank.

One of the most interesting things about olive nerite snails is their behavior. They are active during the day, and they enjoy exploring their tank and searching for food. They are also great cleaners, and they will happily munch on algae, detritus, and other debris that might accumulate in your tank. This makes them a great addition to a planted tank, as they will help keep the plants healthy by eating algae that might grow on their leaves.

When it comes to caring for olive nerite snails, they are relatively easy to care for. They prefer a pH range of 7.0-8.0, and a water temperature range of 72-78 F. They also require a moderate amount of light, so you should make sure to provide them with a moderate amount of light in your tank. They also do well with a variety of substrates, such as sand, gravel, or crushed shells.

In conclusion, olive nerite snails are a great addition to any freshwater aquarium. They are hardy, fascinating to observe, and great cleaners. If you're thinking of adding some snails to your tank, olive nerite snails are a great choice. With proper care, they can thrive in your tank and bring new life to your aquarium.

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    Quick shipping. Healthy fish.

    Posted by Joshua Harestad on 12th Jun 2020

    Quick shipping. Healthy fish.