Neritina sp. zebra snail
This snail is one of the most beautiful snails available in aquarium trade these days. It is not just the beauty of its zebra patterns that makes it so desirable but its appetite for algae. It is known that Zebra Neritina eats the, hard to clean, Green Spot algae and the carpet like forming, Green Beard algae. This snail will not do well in pH lower then 7 since it needs alkaline (lime) conditions to keep its shell healthy. Loaches and Cichlidae will eat this snail. It grows to approx. 3 cm. Cover the tank, since Neritina is known for their ability to leave the tank :-) (documented by several German aquarists).
Photo by Dusko Bojic