Horned Nerite Snail “Clithon Corona” is tropical freshwater species named after the horn like appendages that protrude outward from the shell. They are easily identified by the multiple dark horns that protrude from their shell. The shell is yellow in color with thick black swirls along the edge. They are popular algae eaters and debris removers.
The shell of the Horned Nerite Snail is very sturdy and the “horns” are a definitely defense mechanism as they can even poke or prick a human during handling. It is an extremely docile creature and does not bother any other inhabitants.
Most notably they will keep your glass crystal clear. They are available to purchase at most LFS or from other hobbyists. Horned Nerite Snails are popular and pricier than other snails because they are impossible to breed in freshwater.
Nerite snails can grow up to 1″ but adults are more commonly found between 1/2 and 3/4″ in size. Horned Nerite Snails can also be used in outdoor ponds for similar purpose.