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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Snail types, might get one..?

I've been thinking about maybe getting a tankmate for my guy Comet. He lives in a 25 liter (6.6 gallon) long aquarium. I was considering maybe some kind of snail, preferably one that likes to eat algae but NOT live plants!

Is there a type you would recommend? I know that one of my local pet stores has a type called 'Mystery Snail" but I know nothing about them.

I also don't want one that is a poop machine! So, if all snails are poop machines I'll just forget it. :P

Anyway, what do you snail experts think? Oh, and my pH is usually 7.6-7.8 so it should be high enough not to harm snail shells.

Thank you!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 08:27 PM
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What about a Nerite Snail? They LOVE algae.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 08:30 PM
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Nerites are the best for algae. Snails tend to be pretty poopy, but a nerite should earn his keep and be fine for that tank.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'll have to call my local stores tomorrow and see if they have the Nerite snails then. If not, I guess I'll have to try to find one online somewhere...

Thank you both!
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