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200 Triple Pack Caribbean Nassarius, Cerith & Nerite Snail Live CUC Saltwater

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YOU’RE BUYING A MIX N MATCH OF NASSARIUS, NERITE AND CERITH.  YOU WILL GET  90% CERITH AND NASSARIUS AND 10% NERITE

CERITH SNAIL

Approximate Purchase Size:  1/2″
Scientific Name Cerithium spp.
Reef Compatible Yes
Care Level Beginner
Disposition Peaceful
Min. Tank Size 10 gallons
Mature Size 1 inch
Placement in tank Any
Diet Omnivore
Range Eastern Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean

Don’t let the Cerith Snail’s small adult size fool you. As well as having a gorgeous, elongated spiral shell, this active scavenger can consume large amounts of detritus, uneaten food, fish waste, and algae. Plus, this species of the Cerithium genus often burrows in your aquarium sand and helps maintain adequate oxygen levels in the substrate.Native to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific off the coast of Mexico, the Cerith Snail does best in larger, well-established reef systems with deep sand beds. This voracious feeder is most active at night. In fact, breeding pairs of Cerith Snails will lay their eggs on your aquarium glass just after dark in long, stringy curves. However, since these eggs take a while to develop, they are often consumed by other tankmates or removed from the water column by filtration before the eggs have a chance to hatch. The Cerith Snail is extremely difficult to breed in captivity. Not only is determining the sexes difficult, but the water parameters required to do so are unknown.

Like other invertebrates, the Cerith Snail is sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper based medications. It also requires a gradual acclimation process, preferably the drip acclimation method, since it is sensitive to even minute changes in water parameters.

NERITE SNAIL

These Nerite Snails are for saltwater aquariums only. They will not survive in freshwater aquariums.
Mix and Match to save! Quantity discount applies to all eligible saltwater hermit crabs and snails on your order.
These Nerite Snails are collected from the Caribbean Sea in the western Atlantic Ocean and may include the Bleeding Tooth Nerite (Nerita peloronta), the Checkered Nerite (N. tessellata) and others.
Nerite Snails (Nerita sp.) have smooth, round shells that are variable in color and patterns. These small snails are hardy algae eaters and are safe in reef aquariums. They will feed on filamentous algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms. Most Nerite Snails stay fairly small and rarely grow to above 1.5 inches in length.
Some species of Nerite Snails are from tidepool environments and may crawl above the water level; a lid on the tank is recommended. While some Nerite Snails are from freshwater or brackish water environments, those sold here are purely marine snails and cannot be kept in freshwater aquariums.
NASSARIUS SNAIL
 
 
Nassarius Snail (Nassarius vibex)
The Nassarius Snail has a little body with a big appetite – going around your tank foraging for any decaying waste, leftover food and nasty fish excrement in your tank. The nassarius vibex snail is an efficient scavenger – and will eat detritus. As a basic must have for your clean up crew – nassarius snails eliminate the yuck which causes nitrates which feed algae – aiding in the removal of unwanted algae by preventive maintenance. The Nassarius Snail has a small shell approximately the size of an olive pit. Nassarius Vibex burrow into the substrate and when a morsel of dinner is available, a long tube like siphon will arise from the substrate to quickly locate it. Pushing through the upper levels of the substrate, nassarius snails help aerate the substrate, preventing compaction.
 
COMMON NAME: Nassarius Snail
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nassarius vibex
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~1/4 inch to 1/5 inch
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 20 gallons
CARE LEVEL: Moderately easy
REEF SAFE: Yes
 
*Two snails per gallon is recommended
*This snail will primarily reside in your sand bed and suddenly erupt from the sand bed at the smell of food in the aquarium. *Range .25-.5 inch

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