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I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with nerite snails in their tanks. I have a 60g tank with 4 yellow labs and some fry and 4 salousi. I have a small 10 g with some community fish in it and some nerites and I have one guy (Bilbo Baggins) that likes to go on adventures every night. Every morning we play find the snail. I know how he gets out (next to the HOB filter) but can't prevent it. Any suggestions? Would like to put him into the 60g because there is plenty of algae for him to clean. Wondering if its a food issue but I have a couple of others in there that make no attempt to vacate the premises. Thanks in advance.
 

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thanks for the info. These were a new batch of nerites at our LFS. Maybe thats the issue. Guess I'll just keep playing "find the snail" every morning.
 

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Well, I did it. I put 4 nerites in my 60g Mbuna tank. So my traveling snail was "happy" for a while but there was a lot of food...algae all over my river rocks. Now he is back to his old ways sneaking out at night...like a teenaged boy. I think we are going to take him to the St. Johns river and let him live his life in some brackish water. I don't know what else to do with him. They have done a wonderful job on my tank though and the fish don't seem to care one bit about them. I feared that they might try to pick them off the wall of the tank but they don't care at all.
 
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