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Old 05-29-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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River Nerite - Theodoxus fluviatilis

I've been looking into Nerite snails as I have some recurring green spot algae issues but the ones I can find in the UK are seriously expensive. I have however found a River Nerite which I could probably find in my local river (fast flowing high calcium river) which suits their habitat. According to what I have read these nerites do not need brackish water to breed and eat green spot algae. Can anyone see any problems if I caught one and put it in my tank?
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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Get more then one and acclimate it very slowly to your tank. Then report back to us as this is very interesting. What temp. is your river?
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The river is very cold so it's gonna take a long time to acclimatise.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:28 AM   #4
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qt them like any other thing... i would qt at least a month or so.... when doing that slowly raise the temp until you match the tank temp. from what i saw they should work for you.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:23 AM   #5
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The only problem I see is that these "river nerites" may be a cold water spiece and won't survive in a tropical tank setting.
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