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Zebra Snail


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Zebra Snail


Neritina Natalensis is commonly known as the Zebra Nerita / Nerite Snail.

Neritina species do well in freshwater and brackish water. They are suitable for planted aquariums because they are small and can take care of the algae problem. They can eat many types of food and algae including Phytoplankton, Diatoms Algae, Film/Slime Algae, Black Beard Algae, and Green/Brown Spot Algae which are very tough on glass and hard to remove by hand.

Neritina Snails eat invertebrate pellets, flake foods, algae, waste, and cooked vegetables such as carrot, zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber.

The key benefit of Neritina Snail 

  • Do not reproduce and breed in a freshwater environment. 
  • Unique and beautiful snail in the planted aquarium market.
  • Friendly snails, safe for plants, fish, snails, and other aquarium inhabitants.
  • Control the algae, fish food waste, and any decompose materials such as the dead body of the fish, snail, or dead plants. 
  • Balanced your aquarium water and create a great ecosystem environment.
  • Easy to control. They breed eggs but don't usually hatch in freshwater and doesn't consider an invasive species in the controlled aquarium. 

Recommended Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 65° - 86° F (18° - 30° C)
  • pH: 6.0 - 8.0
  • KH: 5 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 5 gallons


Copper is toxic to invertebrates such as aquatic snails, crabs, shrimps, etc. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper sulfate. Please avoid any aquarium product contains copper of any form or they may cause harm or even death to your invertebrates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Jonathan Stacy
Good for me.

3 out of 4 made it a week even with my 13inc Oscar. Cleaning their little hearts out. Lol

Michael Ford

The shrimp arrived Ok and are now hiding peacefully. But the snails were dead. The bag broke during transit.

Donald C
Pretty snails

Bought them to help with the black algae that showed up after a driftwood ornament was placed in the aquarium. It’s only been a few days, but they (5 of them) are chomping away at the algae.

Thomas McDowell
satisfied with product and service

Snails were as advertised and arrived healthy, will buy again from Aquarium Plants


My snails arrived quickly and are doing very well!

Alana Attanasio
Zebra Nerite Snail Orders.

Received my nerites on time and in pretty good shape. My only concern was that some of my nerites had chipped shells. Not sure if this is normal but I'm hoping the cuttlefish bone added to my tank helps resolve this. Other than this, all of my little guys look pretty good and happy.