Freshwater Aquarium Pests Tips to Help Rid Your Aquarium of Snails

There are some snails that are actually quite beneficial to freshwater aquariums.
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In addition to the types of Nerite Snails listed above, there are sometimes snails in pet stores offered as: Brown Zebra Snails, Tracked Nerite Snails, Ruby Nerite Snails, Zebra Snails, Plain Zebra Snails, Marble Nerite Snails, and others. There may be many different types of freshwater Nerite Snails available for sale. Or maybe it’s just a looseness regarding naming and labeling different varieties in the tanks, or both. Either way, Nerite Snails can be a great addition to any community aquarium. They are great cleaners and they are fun to watch. That said, be sure to ask the store clerk for clarification if you have any questions.
Here is some information that you should take into account before you decide to put snails in your freshwater aquarium.
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When it comes to freshwater snails, not all of them are bad for your aquarium. In fact, snails can be beneficial for your aquarium. You only need to know which ones to keep and what to avoid. I have just purchased a freshwater snail from my local pet store. Theytell me to add a cabbage leaf to my aquarium for 'it' tofeed on!
Photo provided by FlickrMar 9, 2014 - When it comes to snails in the freshwater aquarium, not all of them are bad
Photo provided by FlickrMay 15, 2012 - There is considerable confusion regarding freshwater aquatic snails
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Freshwater gastropods are an important and diverse component of aquatic ecosystems worldwide. These single-valved mollusks have diversified into every conceivable natural aquatic habitat including aquifers, springs, creeks, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. They are routinely found in ephemeral and man-made water bodies. Many species spend their entire lives in a few square meters of habitat, making them extremely vulnerable to localized environmental habitat degradation. Freshwater snail species richness is greatest in medium- to large-size rivers with clean, stable, substrates and high dissolved oxygen concentrations.Neritidae snails, FW, sel. 7/13/10
Hi, I have been looking for freshwater Neritidae snails. Can you pleasetell me if you handle them or where to get them? Also, in theinformation that I have been able to find about them, some say thatthey will not multiply and others that they will. Which is right?
Thanks
Rod

Consequently these snails aren't easy to breed in captivity. Thereare a very few exceptions, like the European species Theodoxusfluviatilis, that can complete their life cycle in freshwater. But theones you see in pet shops, such as the African zebra Nerite Neritinanatalensis and the Indo-Pacific zebra Nerite Vittina coromandelianawill not breed under aquarium conditions. Cheers,Neale.> Aquatic snails are nature's ultimate grazer. Most graze on periphytic or epiphytic algae and biofilms, but some are suspension or deposit feeders. Freshwater gastropods often dominate stream benthos in both mass and numbers. Gastropods are an important dietary components of several predatory animals, including crayfishes, fishes, turtles, and ducks. Therefore, they have a profound impact on algal primary productivity playing a pivotal role in nutrient cycling. Gastropods were important dietary components.There are some good reasons as to why you should have a certain few types of snails in your freshwater fish tank. Freshwater aquarium snails are often used in order to clean up debris in fish tanks. They like to eat things like old fish food, algae, and even fish faeces. This means that a fish tank with snails has to be cleaned a lot less than one without snails.