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Home > Marine Life > Invertebrates > Snails
Nerite Snail Cortez-Mexico-Group of 10
Nerita tessellata
Nerite Snail Cortez-Mexico-Group of 10
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Size: up to 1 inch
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: Mexico
Acclimation Time: 2+ Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size: 1 Per 2 Gallons
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Very hardy species that will do great in the aquarium. They are strict algae eaters so they will help keep your aquarium clean.Snails belong to a Class known as Gastropods, which make up the largest class of Mollusks. Snails grow by increasing their swirling body while producing a protective shell. This shell protects their soft body from predators. They will use a pad, or foot, that extends from their shell which allows them to drag their shell along. As they drag their shell often times their mouth and eyes can be seen coming out from the opening of the shell. When frightened or sleeping this opening can be protected by an operculum, which is a hard protective cover that acts like a door to the shell. Snail identification is based on the color, shape, and pattern of their shell.
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