Olive Nerite Snail (Neritina reclivata)

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Olive Nerite Snail

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Olive Nerite Snail

Neritina reclivata


19 Litres (5 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")


1 - 1.010


7.2 - 8.5

295.372 K
22.222 °C
531.67 °R
298.706 K
25.556 °C
537.67 °R
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F


3-5 years

This animal is available captive bred

Alternative names

Olive Nerite Snail, Olive Snail


Unknown. It will lay eggs in freshwater, but they won't survive since the young need brackish conditions to live.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful snail, will not bother tank inhabitants. However, should not be kept with aggressive fish that may try to eat it such as Loaches or Pufferfish.


This snail is a great algae eater. Generally will not touch plants and will eat most types of algae. If no algae is present the snail will have to be supplemented with blanched vegetables and algae wafers.

Feeding regime

Will constantly graze in it's environment.

Environment Specifics

Needs a spacious well oxygenated tank with plenty of algae to eat. If put in a new tank with no algae present and not supplemented, it can starve. A tight fitting lid is a must as these snails can be escape artists. Make sure pH isn't too acidic and water isn't too soft, or the shell will dissolve and the snail will die.


An attractive snail that will not multiply. They may lay eggs however, but they will not hatch, young need brackish conditions and are difficult to rear in captivity. Eggs are difficult to scrape off.


A pretty rounded smooth shell with a deep green colour giving them their common name.


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