Batik snail ( 4 nos)
The Batik Nerite Snail is an exquisitely marked species that is a real standout for the nano and planted aquarium!
The Batik Nerite Snail (Neritina variegated) is a very unique nerite species that is native to Indonesia and is known for its striking, psychedelic black and gold coloration. It can live for upwards of 4 years, so it is relatively long-lived among its relatives.
Most of the nerite snails we offer have very similar care requirements and characteristics, and the Batik Nerite Snail is no exception. It inhabits fresh and brackish water areas and cannot reproduce in freshwater. This snail is a very effective algae eater and will thrive in a mature aquarium that has plenty of algae and biofilm growth. Some nerite snails are initially finicky about eating dry foods, but most will come to accept them, especially with foods that are high in spirulina or other plant content. Fresh vegetables are typically accepted as well. Nerite snails are hardy in a mature, stable, well-maintained aquarium, but they are not as hardy as some other snail species in subpar setups.
It should also be noted that, while this snail can live in a wide variety of pH levels, it will live for much longer in neutral to alkaline water of 7.0 or higher pH. If it is kept in acidic water, it is more prone to experience shell erosion. Calcium supplementation (especially when using R/O water) is highly recommended for maintaining the quality of this snail’s magnificent shell.
What We Like About This Snail:
Safe with ornamental plants
Excellent scavenger and algae eater
Does not reproduce in freshwater
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 72° – 79° F (22° – 26° C)
pH: 6.5 – 7.5, although its lifespan will generally be longer in neutral to alkaline pH.
KH: 2 – 12 dKH
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
Diet: Scavenger that feeds continually. Requires very little feeding in a well-established aquarium containing algae, biofilm, or decaying plant matter. In less mature aquariums, high quality dry foods with high plant content can be sparingly fed daily. Nerite snails are often more finicky with dry foods.
Social Behavior: Peaceful
Average Adult Size: 1.2 inches (3 cm)
Average Purchase Size: .5 – 1 inches (1.3 – 2.5 cm)
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