You may not have noticed it for quite awhile. ), but I haven't been able to find any detailed information on this besides that it should be in brackish water. 4. Anyone know anything about this? Secondly: When the eggs hatch how should I care for the baby nerite snails? Really what you need to figure out first is what level of brackish water the guppies can tolerate. Nerite snails are perhaps the ideal algae-eating animals for the brackish water aquarium, with the only caution being that some fish, notably puffers, will view them as food.

This will help measure the amount of salt in your water. So here's my first question: How do I make the water in my second five gallon tank brackish so that the eggs can hatch?

I've been looking into breeding nerite snails (different kinds-zebra, ruby, olive, etc. This will not only help encourage the mating process but it will make things habitable for the larvae as well. And get some salt and a bucket, you will also need a hydrometer. They can successfully be bred only in brackish water (semi-salty water, or water that has more salt water then fresh water, but less than sea water).
Alternatively, for step 2, instead of adding the snails to the brackish water, you can move the egg-covered decorations, as they are likely fertilized by the male Nerite snails in the main tank. The picture you shared is not nerite eggs. The nerite can handle marine conditions so no worries there. Do I need a filter for a nerite breeding setup? and want to try breeding them. Thirdly: Judging by how many eggs I have on the piece of wood I would move would people buy them because I would have a bit too many?

On a side note, you can’t raise you zebra nerite snails in fresh water, and even raising them in brackish aquarium water can also be a challenge. Either do not use any filtration system into the brackish water tank, or put a sponge on the filter. This is one of the primary benefits of this snail. I herded them together for a family pic (attached). Can I use "Aquarium Salt" to turn the water brackish?

They do nevertheless need brackish water to reproduce. Because Nerites need brackish water to reproduce successfully, they will not take over a fresh water tank like many other snails do. The safest way to handle nerite snail breeding is to slowly transition them to a tank with brackish water (sort of a hybrid between saltwater and freshwater) before breeding begins. Could you possibly share a picture of the baby snails? Brackish in water cycles can be tricky. The zebra Nerite, for example, might be Puperita pupa, a North American brackish water species, or Neritina natalensis, a South African freshwater species. 3. They are VERY difficult to scrape off of surfaces. Nerite snails are from the family Neritidae, which contains well over 200 species.Many of these are native to brackish waters on the seashore, but some also live in rivers and streams.
If you are interested in breeding Nerite snails and you have a tank with brackish water, we suggest using a calcium-rich substrate (such as crushed coral) to support shell growth in the young. I have the same questions.

In essence, these things are hard to make reproduce, and even harder to raise from young, so much so that snails raised in captivity usually have a much shorter life span than those caught in the wild.