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We added two snails to my son’s tank this weekend as the first occupants. The receipt from the LFS says 1 turbo and 1 nerite, but I’m a bit confused because I thought the snails with the spiny shells were astreas based on what I read.

 

Also I’m assuming neither of these guys can flip themselves over. The black shelled one keeps falling off of the glass and always lands upside down in the sand and I have to rescue him. The other one hasn’t fallen yet, but he just looks like he would have a hard time too haha. 

 

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23 minutes ago, NaturallyKait said:

We added two snails to my son’s tank this weekend as the first occupants. The receipt from the LFS says 1 turbo and 1 nerite, but I’m a bit confused because I thought the snails with the spiny shells were astreas based on what I read.

 

Also I’m assuming neither of these guys can flip themselves over. The black shelled one keeps falling off of the glass and always lands upside down in the sand and I have to rescue him. The other one hasn’t fallen yet, but he just looks like he would have a hard time too haha. 

 

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Nerite and Ninja Star Astrea. 

 

Nerites will eat algae like a champ and lay a million eggs everywhere. The Ninja Stars mostly look cool in my experience with them. Neither of them can save themselves. Nerites also like to escape and crawl around the floor. 

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1 minute ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Nerite and Ninja Star Astrea. 

 

Nerites will eat algae like a champ and lay a million eggs everywhere. The Ninja Stars mostly look cool in my experience with them. Neither of them can save themselves. Nerites also like to escape and crawl around the floor. 

Perfect, thanks! Yeah the nerite he warned me would try to escape but I have the stock top on our evo so it should be ok but I’m keeping an eye on it. The astrea is pretty cool to watch, he’s all over the place all the time. 

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