Zebra Nerite Snails are the most popular species of freshwater Nerite snail in the aquarium hobby. They can be identified by their distinct black and gold stripes running from a point at it’s shells tail. Zebra Nerite Snails can grow to a sizeable 1″ but are often bought and sold much smaller than this. They are extremely popular and can be found at most LFS. As with other species of Nerite snails, Zebra Nerite Snails are near impossible to breed in freshwater. This makes them favorable when compared to other snail species that can overpopulate in the aquarium.
Zebra Nerite Snails can be kept with other non aggressive shrimp, fish and snail species. Zebra Nerite Snails will consume debris and surface algae from the glass and substrate surface. They are a community player and an excellent addition to any aquarium.
Zebra Nerite Snails sometimes need supplemental food if there is low organic matter and algae in the aquarium. Zebra Nerite Snails can simply be fed commercial flake and pellet food. Sometimes they will consume boiled vegetables. They are efficient cleaners and will leave the glass and substrate very clean. They are not fussy eaters. The filter should be turned off during feeding to allow the food to float to the substrate where it is easily accessible for the Zebra Nerite Snails.