Nerite Snail – Pumpkin
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Pumpkin Nerite Snails (Neritina sp.), the charming and colorful cleanup crew your freshwater aquarium has been waiting for. With their striking orange and black patterns and remarkable algae-eating abilities, Pumpkin Nerite Snails are the perfect addition to your aquascape. These captivating snails are known for their efficiency in maintaining a pristine aquarium, and adding them to your tank will not only enhance its aesthetics but also improve its overall health.

Care Guide: Pumpkin Nerite Snails (Neritina sp.) are relatively easy to care for, and they can thrive when provided with the right conditions. Follow these guidelines to ensure the well-being and longevity of your Pumpkin Nerite Snails:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Tank Size: A small to medium-sized tank is suitable for Pumpkin Nerite Snails, and they can be kept in various tank sizes depending on your setup.
  • Substrate: Provide smooth substrate like sand or rounded gravel to prevent damage to their sensitive bodies.
  • Decor: Include rocks, driftwood, and live or artificial plants for hiding spots and grazing surfaces.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH: Aim for a neutral pH around 7.0.
  • Hardness: Keep water hardness within a moderate range.

Filtration and Oxygenation:

  • Ensure good filtration to maintain water quality.
  • Provide adequate surface agitation to ensure oxygen exchange.

Diet and Feeding:

  • Pumpkin Nerite Snails are primarily algae eaters. They will graze on diatoms, green spot algae, and other forms of soft algae in your aquarium.
  • Supplement their diet with algae wafers or blanched vegetables like zucchini and spinach if the algae supply is insufficient.


  • Pumpkin Nerite Snails are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful fish and invertebrates.
  • Avoid keeping them with aggressive species that may harm or stress the snails.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Pumpkin Nerite Snails are known for their algae-cleaning prowess and their ability to maintain a clean and healthy aquarium.
  • They are peaceful and do not disturb tankmates or plants.


  • Regular water changes are important to maintain water quality.
  • Keep the tank clean, and remove any uneaten food to prevent water contamination.

Note: Pumpkin Nerite Snails are not known to reproduce in freshwater aquariums, so you won’t have to worry about a sudden population explosion.

Experience the beauty and functionality of Pumpkin Nerite Snails in your aquarium. Order now to witness the striking patterns and efficient algae-cleaning abilities of these captivating snails. Whether you’re an experienced aquarist or a beginner, Pumpkin Nerite Snails will contribute to a healthier and more visually appealing freshwater aquarium.

Name: Pumpkin Nerite Snail
Science Name: Neritina sp. pumpkin
Temperament: Peaceful

Max Size: 2cm
pH: 7.2 – 8.2
Temperature: 68-84F°  (20-29°C)

Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 1-2 Years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 3 Gallons
Groups: Recommended Singular, Pairs, or Groups.



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