Tracked Nerite Snail (Neritina Turrita)

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Tracked Nerite Snails, also named as the Ruby Nerite Snail are a tropical freshwater species of aquarium snail. They are identified by their orange coloration with small black lines that run along the edge of the shell spiral.

Tracked Nerite Snails will keep the glass clear of algae and remove aquarium detriment. They may need to be fed supplemental food due to their larger size of up to 2.5cm.

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Description

Tracked Nerite Snails, also named as the Ruby Nerite Snail are a tropical freshwater species of aquarium snail. They are identified by their orange coloration with small black lines that run along the edge of the shell spiral.

Tracked Nerite Snails are larger size than other nerite snail species. They are less popular than other varieties of nerite snail and are less likely to be seen in a local fish store.

Tracked Nerite Snails will keep the glass clear of algae and remove aquarium detriment. They may need to be fed supplemental food due to their larger size of up to 2.5cm.

Tracked Nerite Snails can be kept with other non aggressive shrimp, fish and snail species without problem. Tracked Nerite Snails will remove algae from both the glass and substrate on a regular basis. They will also stir the surface of the substrate and remove any organic matter such as food or waste.

Tracked Nerite Snails are known as a species of ‘tidal snail’. The name comes from the ability of the snail to live out of the water for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for Tracked Nerite Snails to escape the aquarium. They are fairly easy to find and can be picked up and placed back into the aquarium. It is encouraged to keep a daily eye on Tracked Nerite Snails.

Additional information

Alternative Names

Ruby Nerite Snail

Availability

Uncommon

Behaviour/Temperament

Peaceful

Class

Gastropoda

Common Name

Tracked Nerite Snail

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Diet

Omnivore

Difficulty

Easy

Food Types

Algae based food, Flake food, Pellet food, Vegetables

Genus

Neritina

Life Span

1-3 years

Living Environment

Freshwater

Maximum Size

2.5cm

Minimum Tank Size

20 Litres

pH

7.2-8.0

Phylum

Mollusca

Reproduction Environment

Brackish Water

Scientific Name

Neritina Turrita

Size

1.5cm

Species

N. Turrita

Temperature

21-27 deg Celsius