Horned Nerite Snails , assorted / 4

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The Horned Nerite Snail is the smallest of the variety of Nerite's that I have kept. It's average size is approximately 1/4" in diameter but some older specimens can reach up to 1/2" in diameter. It's small size does not take away from the beauty of this snail however. The Horned Nerite has a beautiful black and yellow swirl coloration. As the snail grows the color patter continues with the stripes of black and yellow becoming wider. The coloration and swirl appears in even the smallest specimens. There are other color varieties of the Horned Nerite Snail, some with interesting patterns and different swirl coloration.



The horns, or spikes, of the Horned Nerite Snail appear at random and do not follow a certain positioning pattern when compared to other specimens of the Horned Nerite. What determines the size and positioning of the horns is unknown. It is also unknown as to whether or not the horns continue to grow longer as the snail ages. The horns typically appear at the beginning and/or back of the shell. Even though the area where the horns appear is from older growth, the horns may still extend. Care should be given as to not grab the Horned Nerite Snail too hard or else the spikes have the potential to break skin.

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  • 5
    Cool little snails

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2017

    Small and interesting shells make this a great addition to a community tank without adding a great deal of bio load. They are more colorful than expected under the tank lighting! My order was prepared on time and customer service was great.

  • 4
    Arrived Alive

    Posted by James on 20th Aug 2016

    All four arrived healthy. The bag arrived with four horned nerite snails and a soaked Chipotle napkin. Some instructions for acclimating would've helped. Three of the four snails are quite active with one moving about a little more slowly.

  • 5
    Super Cute

    Posted by Tony on 23rd Nov 2015

    Adorable little snails, absolutely love them!

  • 5
    Hard Workers!

    Posted by CHRIS on 28th Oct 2015

    I just got an order of these little guys and they went to work right after getting into their new home. I expect they will have everything cleaned up in a couple of days.

  • 5
    Horned snails

    Posted by DONALD WALLING on 10th Jun 2015

    Very small but they had lots of ambition when I got them into their new home.

  • 5
    They're Just Adorable

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Mar 2015

    I fell in love with these little snails after rescujng two from a big box fish store. I finally decided to get a few more and decided to get them here. They are so little! It's just cute Watching them crawl across the glass grazing on algae. Needless to say customer service was fantastic.

  • 5
    Very Unique Snails

    Posted by Christine on 17th Jan 2015

    All four snails arrived promptly and were very active once acclimated to tank parameters. They are strikingly beautiful with the contrast in color between their yellow and brown stripes as well as their cute little horns. They were actually a lot smaller than I expected because I have other species of nerites that are about 1" long. These only grow to be about 1/4"-1/2". What I love about them is that they do not breed in freshwater, so you will not see any sort of overpopulation in your tank. They are content just eating algae and keeping your tank clean. Needless to say, I am very satisfied with this purchase!

  • 5
    Love these snails

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Nov 2014

    I found t2o of these snails at my LFS and brought them home and loved them. When I went back to find a few more I was out of luck. I ordered from alhapro and was very happy with how fast they were shipped. All 8 arrived happy and alive and are doing well today.

  • 5
    Nice little snails

    Posted by Zoltan Hajdu on 27th Aug 2014

    I've got 2 sets of 4 almost three weeks ago. 6 of them went in my 36 gallon aquarium and 2 went in a small 5.5 gallon one. The day I have received them they were shy, they did not move a lot around, but then they realized the space around them. They are slow, but cleaning very effectively the leaves of my plants.