horned nerite snail
Horned Nerite Snails are avid consumers of aquarium algae and are useful in keeping the nitrates under control in an aquarium. They will keep the glass and substrate relatively clean, aiding the water changing and substrate vacuuming process. Horned Nerite Snails are peaceful creatures. They can be kept with other non aggressive fish, snail and shrimp species without problem.
Horned Nerite Snails are known as a species of 'tidal snail'. The name comes from the ability of the snail to live out of the water for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for Horned Nerite Snails to escape. They are fairly easy to find and can be picked up and placed back into the aquarium. It is encouraged to keep a daily eye on Horned Nerite Snails