Tracked Nerite Snails, also named the Ruby Nerite Snail are a tropical freshwater species of aquarium snail. They are identified by their orange coloration with small black lines that run along the edge of the shell spiral. Tracked Nerite Snails are larger size than other nerite snail species. They are less popular than other varieties of nerite snail and are less likely to be seen in a LFS. Tracked Nerite Snails will keep the glass clear of algae and remove aquarium detriment. They may need to be fed suplemental food due to their larger size of up to 1".
Tracked Nerite Snails can be kept with other non aggressive shrimp, fish and snail species without problem. Tracked Nerite Snails will remove algae from both the glass and substrate on a regular basis. They will also stir the surface of the substrate and remove any organic matter such as food or waste.
Tracked Nerite Snails are known as a species of 'tidal snail'. The name comes from the ability of the snail to live out of the water for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for Tracked Nerite Snails to escape the aquarium. They are fairly easy to find and can be picked up and placed back into the aquarium. It is encouraged to keep a daily eye on Tracked Nerite Snails.