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Old 08-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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can nerite snails switch from saltwater to freshwater?

I see nerites at stores in saltwater tanks, and I need some for my freshwater tanks. Are they able to switch? Also, how would I acclimate them to freshwater?

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No, don't think so, you'll have to find ones that are freshwater I think, but let someone else answer too.

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Not to revive a dead thread, but I had the opposite question. I have 2 tiger and 1 zebra nerite in a freshwater tank I just broke down and I am going to attempt to acclimate them to saltwater.
To the OP, did you ever try acclimating or did you just buy fw ones?
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I think if you slowly increase/decrease the salinity it should work if not nerites are fairly inexpensive when it comes to the hobby.
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