Scientific Name: Neritina natalensis
How easy are they to care for?
We would class these snails are easy to care for.
How large can they grow?
Up to 2.5cm
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can be kept individually or in groups. If kept in groups, ensure there is enough algae in the tank to support all of their diets.
What water conditions do they require?
A pH range of 6.5 – 8.5 and a temperature of 18-29° Celsius.
What should you feed them?
Zebra snails feed mostly on algae growing in the aquarium. If there is not a sufficient amount of algae present, algae wafers and blanched vegetables can be supplemented in their diet.
How compatible are they with other fish?
This tropical snail species should be kept with non-aggressive shrimp, peaceful community fish and certain other snail species – avoid keeping with assassin snails.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Zebra snails will not breed in freshwater aquariums.