Neritina pulligera (German helmeted snail)
In the aquarium it grows to about 3cm.
Neritina pulligera, or as we call it in Dutch, the German helmeted snail, Algae running snail or Brown running snail is a snail species from South Africa. It also occurs in Taiwan. It owes its Dutch name to its shape and color. It is reminiscent of a German helmet. In addition to gray, the house can also be dark brown. In the aquarium it grows to about 3cm.
Neritina pulligera will not be particularly popular because of its appearance, which may be a bit boring. However, he is very popular as a cleaner. Without pausing, all surfaces are expertly cleared of algae and micro-organism growth. There may not be a better window scraper than the Neritina pulligera. In addition, it is excellent to keep with other snails, fish and shrimps.
Correct water quality is very important for good care. Slugs are quite sensitive to heavy metals. If the water is not good for them, they will crawl over the edge of the aquarium. A glass cover is a useful tool, but first and foremost it means good water quality. It is important that the water is not too acidic and too soft. This can hinder the development of a sturdy house. Additional feeding can be done with all types of "algae tablets", "spirulina food" or "snail sticks" for the aquarium.
These snails are caught in the wild. Diseases and other undesirable things can come along with this. It is advisable to keep the snails in quarantine first. Let them get used to the new aquarium water with the drip method. Place them with the opening facing down, as turning them over is very difficult, if not impossible, for them. They come in immature size.
|German Helmet Snail, Algae Running Snail and Brown Running Snail
|South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar and Taiwan
|2.5 - 3cm
|5 - 20 °dH
|> 14 °dH
|> 20L (approx. 1 snail per 20 L)
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