Black Military Helmet Snails
Scientific Name: Neritina Pulligera
Common Names: Black Military Helmet Snail, Military Helmet, Dusky Nerite
Neritina Pulligera, simply referred to as the Black Military Helmet Snail, is a species of freshwater snail that is popular for the planted aquarium. This species can be found in fast-flowing freshwater streams or rivers with rocky substrates and as far as brackish waters due to a close proximity to the ocean. This snail features a recognizable black shell that is reminiscent of military caps, hence its common name. The Black Military Helmet Snail is a peaceful species that will happily munch on algae or scavenge left over bits found in the aquarium. This freshwater snail is difficult to breed and is safe to add to the aquarium without concern of excessive reproduction.
When choosing tank mates for your Nerites, avoid species that eat snails. These include Loaches, Crayfish, Large Cichlids, Goldfish, and other larger species. We prefer keeping our Nerites in most of our Buce tanks along with Amano Shrimp, Neocardina Shrimp, Caridina Shrimp, Oticinclus, Siamese Algae Eaters, Tetras, Cories, Bettas and other peaceful fish.
Nerite Snail Notes
Please note that all information is provided as general guidelines. We encourage additional research to be done to ensure proper care is provided for all livestock additions.
- Minimum tank size recommendation is 3-5G for snails.
- We don't recommend smaller tanks as snails produce a large amount of waste that will add to the tank's bio-load.