snails of the genus Neritina have become very popular among aquarists.
These snails are excellent algae eaters. They feed most algae from the
glasses of the tank, because they prefer hard surfaces to live on.
Another advantage of these snails is that they cannot breed under
aquarium conditions, because the larvae develop in marine environments.
Neritina snails can live several years. However, one cannot say how old a
wild collected specimen is.
Red Lips Snail belongs to the species Neritina violacea, which is
fairly common along the coasts of Southeast Asia. In the wild it is
mainly found in the mangroves. So hard water with a pH higher than 8 is
For our customers: the snails have code 485511 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer