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What is a zebra nerite snail?

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A zebra nerite snail, also known as Neritina natalensis, is a species of small freshwater snail common in South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa and Tanzania. Its stripped shell gives it the names zebra nail and tiger snail.

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The shell of a zebra nerite snail is popular for its attractive colors, which include a beautiful golden shell and the stripes that run down the shell. It is also popular among freshwater aquarists for its algae-eating abilities. It grows to about 2.5 centimeters in diameter at full length, and it prefers to live in temperatures of 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

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