Horned Nerite Snail (Clithon Corona)

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The Horned Nerite Snail is named for its horn like appendages on its shell. The shell of the Horned Nerite Snail is very sturdy, with the horns providing them a defence mechanism against fish trying to eat them, or even human beings during handling. It is an extremely docile creature and does not bother any other inhabitants.

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Description

The Horned Nerite Snail is named for its horn like appendages on its shell. The shell of the Horned Nerite Snail is very sturdy, with the horns providing them a defence mechanism against fish trying to eat them, or even human beings during handling. It is an extremely docile creature and does not bother any other inhabitants.

They clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color.

Nerite Snails are widely believed to be the single best snail in the aquarium hobby for eating algae. They are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. Nerite Snails require salt water to reproduce, so they will never overpopulate your aquarium (as some freshwater snails are known to do).  They are also peaceful and safe with live plants, fish, and shrimp, making them great for community tanks.

Additional information

Alternative Names

Horned Nerite Snail, Horned Snail, Sun Snail

Availability

Uncommon

Behaviour/Temperament

Peaceful

Class

Gastropoda

Common Name

Horned Nerite Snail

Diet

Herbivore

Difficulty

Medium

Food Types

Algae based food, Vegetables

Genus

Clithon

Life Span

4 years

Living Environment

Freshwater

Maximum Size

3 cm

Minimum Tank Size

20 Litres

pH

6.0-8.0

Phylum

Mollusca

Reproduction Environment

Brackish Water

Scientific Name

Clithon Corona

Size

1 cm, 1.5cm

Species

C. Corona

Temperature

22 – 28 deg Celsius