Black Racer Neritina Snails’ shells are a gleaming ebony that add a sophisticated beauty to your aquarium while also serving some very useful purposes. Like all Neritina snails, these snails clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct colour.
Neritina 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. Neritina Snails require salt water to reproduce, so they will never overpopulate your aquarium (as some freshwater snails are known to do).
When keeping any type of Neritina Snails, it’s a good idea to make sure the water line in your aquarium isn’t too high, as these snails tend to climb up beyond the water line. Additionally, Neritina Snails do not tolerate water with high nitrate levels. All freshwater snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank.
The study showed:
- Among the most voracious algae-eating snails
- Do not reproduce in freshwater
- Safe with plants
- Completely peaceful