nathangoudie nathangoudie
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 14/2/2012 13:40
  • From Vietnam
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 1381
  • Posted on: 8/3/2014 3:03
What is this snail? What do they eat? #1
Hi!

I got these snails from a seafood shop. I eat them all the time but I just came up with an idea to keep something I eat too :P.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/109441853@N07/13001644175/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/109441853@N07/13001784773/

I dropped them in my brackish sump and in my freshwater-plant tank. They're still living in both condition. The only information that I could get from the shop is that these snails live on Mangrove palm (Basically it's a palm that grow like mangrove and give coconuts), especially in the area near the roots.

Their shells are very hard.
Lister d Lister d
  • Just can't stay away
  • Just can't stay away
  • Joined: 22/11/2013 17:34
  • From Hertfordshire
  • Group: Registered Users FK Supporter
  • Posts: 137
  • Posted on: 8/3/2014 10:44
Re: What is this snail? What do they eat? #2
They look like Nerite snails They live in fresh water but need brackish water to breed They feed mostly on algae I dont know to much about them but i do have them in my fresh water tanks from what i have experienced they dont seem to damage the plants Hope this helps
I dont pro
nathangoudie nathangoudie
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 14/2/2012 13:40
  • From Vietnam
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 1381
  • Posted on: 8/3/2014 10:50
Re: What is this snail? What do they eat? #3
Thanks! they do look like Nerite snails.

Well, now I gotta try and find them algae..
nathangoudie nathangoudie
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Joined: 14/2/2012 13:40
  • From Vietnam
  • Group: Registered Users Basic Membership
  • Posts: 1381
  • Posted on: 8/3/2014 11:09
Re: What is this snail? What do they eat? #4
just did some searches on Nerite snails. I don't think these are nerite snails, they look different when turned upside down.