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Discover the Exotic Beauty of the Batik Nerite Snail (Neritina variegated) – A Majestic Addition to Your Aquarium, Now at Best4Pets

The Unique Charm of the Batik Nerite Snail: Step into the world of vibrant aquatic beauty with the Batik Nerite Snail, a standout species in nano and planted aquariums. Originating from the lush ecosystems of Indonesia, this snail boasts a psychedelic black and gold pattern that captivates and delights. Known for its striking appearance and longevity, the Batik Nerite Snail is not only a visual treat but also a long-term companion, living up to 4 years. Unlike many other aquatic snails, its breeding process is unique - while it inhabits freshwater as an adult, its fry require brackish or marine environments to thrive. This means that in a freshwater aquarium, it won't proliferate, maintaining a balanced ecosystem without the risk of overpopulation.

Efficient Algae Control and Care Requirements: The Batik Nerite Snail is renowned for its efficient algae-eating abilities, making it an invaluable addition to any mature aquarium. It thrives in environments rich in algae and biofilm, contributing to the cleanliness and health of your aquatic setup. While some nerite snails may initially be selective about their diet, most adapt well to high-quality dry foods, particularly those rich in spirulina or other plant content. Fresh vegetables are also a welcome addition to their diet. It’s important to note that, like all aquatic life, these snails contribute to the bioload of your aquarium and should not be overstocked.

Longevity and Shell Health in Optimal Conditions: The Batik Nerite Snail is adaptable to a range of pH levels but shows a preference for neutral to alkaline water (pH 7.0 or higher), which also helps in prolonging its lifespan. In acidic conditions, it's more prone to shell erosion, making calcium supplementation a recommended practice, especially when using R/O water, to maintain its magnificent shell quality.

What We Love About This Snail:

  • Completely peaceful, adding harmony to your tank
  • Striking coloration for visual enhancement
  • Safe with ornamental plants
  • Excellent scavenger and algae eater
  • Does not reproduce in freshwater, ensuring controlled population

Recommended Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: Ideal between 72° - 79° F (22° - 26° C)
  • pH: Best in 6.5 – 7.5, longer lifespan in neutral to alkaline water
  • KH: 2 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons

Care Information:

  • Diet: Continuous scavenger. Requires minimal feeding in well-established aquariums. In newer tanks, sparingly feed high-quality dry foods daily.
  • Social Behavior: Peaceful
  • Origin: Indonesia
  • Average Adult Size: 1.2 inches (3 cm)
  • Average Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inches (1.3 – 2.5 cm)

Adopt a Batik Nerite Snail Today! Enhance your aquarium with the mesmerizing beauty and practical benefits of the Batik Nerite Snail. Visit best4pets.in now to select your snail and bring a piece of Indonesia's aquatic wonder into your home.

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