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Marco333
03/23/2017, 08:22 AM
I purchased 4 nerite snails last week to add to my cleanup crew. Almost every morning I find at least one of them has left tank and is laying on the carpet around the tank. I don't have this problem with any of my other snails. I currently have no lid on my 40 breeder tank. I just purchased one of the DIY mesh lids from BRS but I'm worried even that will not cover all the gaps in my tank.

Does anyone else have this problem with Nerites? Does it get better? I'm considering returning them to my LFS as I am worried they will get lost and die out of the tank. Also my fiancÚ is getting a cat soon and I don't want the cat to eat them...

olemiss reb
03/23/2017, 08:25 AM
They're an intertidal species...

AlSimmons
03/23/2017, 03:46 PM
This link might help.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/9/inverts