Nerite Snail – Tire Track
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Tire Track Nerite Snail, a fascinating and beneficial addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its distinctive black and yellow striped shell resembling tire tracks, this unique snail adds visual interest and character to any aquascape. Originating from freshwater habitats in Southeast Asia, the Tire Track Nerite Snail is prized for its algae-eating abilities and low-maintenance nature. Perfect for aquarists of all experience levels, these snails help keep your aquarium clean and algae-free while adding a touch of natural beauty. Enhance the health and aesthetics of your aquarium with the Tire Track Nerite Snail today.

Care Guide: Follow these care guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of your Tire Track Nerite Snail:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Provide a well-established aquarium with stable water parameters.
  • Use smooth substrates such as sand or smooth gravel to prevent damage to their delicate foot.
  • Include driftwood, rocks, and plants to create hiding spots and grazing surfaces.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72-78°F (22-26°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the pH level between 7.0-8.0.
  • Water Hardness: Aim for moderate to slightly hard water with a hardness level between 5-15 dGH.


  • Tire Track Nerite Snails are herbivores and primarily feed on algae and biofilm.
  • Provide them with plenty of algae growth in the aquarium to graze on.
  • Supplement their diet with algae wafers or blanched vegetables such as zucchini or cucumber if algae growth is insufficient.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • Tire Track Nerite Snails are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them suitable for community aquariums.
  • They are compatible with a wide range of tankmates, including fish, shrimp, and other snail species.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive species that may harm or harass them.


  • Perform regular water changes to maintain water quality and remove debris.
  • Use a gentle aquarium sponge or brush to clean algae growth from tank surfaces.
  • Avoid exposing them to copper-based medications, which can be toxic to snails.


  • Tire Track Nerite Snails require brackish water conditions for breeding, making reproduction unlikely in freshwater aquariums.
  • They lay small, white, capsule-like eggs on hard surfaces in the aquarium, which are often difficult to remove.

Note: Tire Track Nerite Snails are renowned for their algae-eating prowess and striking appearance, making them a popular choice among aquarists. With their low-maintenance requirements and peaceful nature, they are an excellent addition to any freshwater aquarium setup.

Enhance the health and beauty of your aquarium with the Tire Track Nerite Snail. Order now and enjoy the benefits of these fascinating and decorative snails in your aquatic world.



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