Red Spotted Snails - Neritina Natalensis Sp

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Red Spotted Snails - Neritina Natalensis Sp

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Scientific Name: 
Neritina Natalensis Sp

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How easy are they to care for?
Red Spotted Snail care is pretty easy and straightforward. They are a hardy species and adapt to a range of water conditions.

How large can they grow?
Up to 3.2cm

Where in the world are they from?
This species is endemic to the coastal plain of East Africa -- Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
You can keep as many as you want.

What water conditions do they require?
Will accept temperatures from 18 to 28°C and a pH range between 7.1 -8.5.

What should you feed them?
This snail is a great algae eater. Generally will not touch plants if there is algae present and will eat most types of algae. If no algae is present the snail will have to be supplemented with blanched vegetables and algae wafers.

How compatible are they with other fish?
A peaceful snail, will not bother tank inhabitants. However, should not be kept with aggressive fish that may try to eat it such as Loaches, Goldfish and Cichlids.

Can they be bred in captivity?
An attractive snail that will not multiply. They may lay lots of white/yellow eggs, however, these will not hatch. The young need brackish, or saltwater conditions, due to the fact that the larvae need calcium, and minerals to build up their shell; for this reason, you will have the most success rearing them in full-strength marine, and the adults can call brackish, and marine setups home. The eggs harden and can be difficult to remove.