Tiger Nerite snails hail from Africa – specifically Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania. They are not hermaphroditic snails, so they are made up of male and female snails. Nerite snails are very low-maintenance and rather hardy, making them perfect for beginning aquarium enthusiasts.Other types of Nerite snails that we sell here at Aquatic Arts include Black Racer Nerites, Sun Thorn Nerites, Tiger Eye Nerites, Zebra Nerites, and Zebra Thorn Nerites.
pH level range: 6.5 to 8.5
Temperature range: 65° to 85° F
Water type: kH 12-18; gH 12-18
Notes from the owner:With all nerite snails, it’s a good idea to make sure the water line in your aquarium isn’t too high, as these snails tend to climb up beyond the water line.
Nerite snails do not tolerate water with high nitrate levels.Snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank. They also need a decent amount of calcium in their water to maintain their shell health, which can be helped by feeding the snails foods rich in calcium (such as kale, spinach, and other greens), by floating a cuttle bone in the water, or by using additives.