The Neritina snails are enjoying growing popularity among aquarists. There are several reasons for this. The most important one is certainly that they look attractive. In addition, Neritina snails do not reproduce in freshwater aquariums, as the larvae only develop in the sea. The third important reason for the popularity is that Neritina snails also grate very hard, solid algae, which other freshwater snails or algae-eating fish usually avoid.
The biggest disadvantage of many Neritina snails is that they often crawl out of the water (because they live in nature in the tidal area of the sea, similar to our Common periwinkle all over the North Sea and Atlantic). The aquarium must therefore be well covered.
Neritina juttingae from Borneo does not have this disadvantage; she rarely leaves the water. The unmistakable species has numerous horns on its shell; it grows to 1.5-2 cm in size. In the aquarium, it has proved to feed this snail species dead leaves (beech, oak, walnut, cherry, cattappa tree), as it particularly likes this as food.
For our customers: the animals have code 485552 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply wholesalers.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer