Zebra Nerite Snail – Neritina natalensis sp. “Zebra”

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A Zebra Nerite Snail shell is golden-brown in color. The shell looks more smooth in texture compared to other grooved-shell Nerite Snails. A Zebra Nerite Snail shell has black stripes running back from the aperture to the apex creating a zebra-like look.

Temperature ~75°F
The optimum aquarium temperature for Zebra Nerite Snails is around 70°F – 80°F (21°C-27°C). They can also be kept in unheated aquariums and ponds at much lower temperatures.

pH ~7.5 | Hardness 9
Zebra Nerite Snails require pH between about 7 and 8. 7 is at the lower end of the spectrum and upon keeping Zebra Nerite Snails the pH should not drop below this value. Relative water hardness for Zebra Nerite Snails should be in the range of 6-12dH. Zebra Nerite Snails prefer harder water as it aids in shell development. Limestone chips placed in the filter can be used to harden water.

Max Size 1″
Zebra Nerite Snails rarely exceed 1″ in size and are often found much smaller, around 1/3-1/2″.

Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrite should always be 0.

Ammonia 0ppm
Zebra Nerite Snails are sensitive to ammonia spikes and copper additives.

Nitrate >40ppm

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