05-09-2013, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by OrangeAugust
Zebras = nerite snails.
I love them. I have 2 olive nerites and a zebra nerite. I think it's fine to buy certain types of fish/invertebrates just to do a job. You're still enjoying them even if the main reason is because you need an algae eater. Anyway, Nerites are awesome cleaners and fun to watch, too. One of my olive nerites rides on the shell of the other one about 80% of the time. I don't even know when it actually eats. haha.
They can only breed in brackish water, but they will lay eggs in fresh water- they just won't hatch.
Thanks for that.
I've had them in the tank for around 2 weeks now and I find them more entertaining than the fish! The tanks not been this clean since I bought it.
Gutted, I wish mine would hitch a ride, that would make a good photo :)