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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 05:54 PM
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What kind of a snail is it? As far as I know petsmart only sells mystery/apple snails which get HUGE. haha

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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, its a mystery snail. If it gets too big, I'll put it in its own tank. Wanted Herites, but didn't have them

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I thought so, Nerite snails are hard to find in chain pet stores, most stores just sell Apple or Mystery snails or snails at all.

I think it's still fine, one Mystery Snail, 2 or 3 Ghost Shrimp (since you couldn't see three), and one Betta. I'm guessing you've cycled the tank (hopefully), along with having a filter already, with the addition of some easy live plants like Java Fern, Anubias, anytype of moss, and Marimo moss balls, and some extra water changes you'll be able to house them with no problem.

Just make sure the snail has enough food, you don't want a dead snail, they smell terrible.
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yeah, another dead shrimp found in Kevin's mouth. At this rate I might have to get more later haha

And I got algae wafers. How do I give them to the snail?

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just drop them in, he'll find them and munch away

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I'm pretty sure Kevin killed all the Shrimp cept one. I keep seeing him carrying them around. Guess he didn't like them

Doesn't care about the snail though haha
I'll drop a wafer in. how often to feed?

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It'll take a while for him to eat the one. I would generally just leave it in until gone and then after a few days add another.

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If he can't finish one, just snap one in half, or smaller if needed, that's what I do with my algae wafers, my RCS tank can only finish half of a mini one.

Try not to overfeed with algae wafers either, uneaten ones will deteriorate in the water and give you more problems with water quality, if you see your snail munch on the wafer and after awhile there's leftovers, remove it.
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Well, I got algae "thins" because they were smaller, so hopefully that will work better

Thanks so much to all for the help

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Holy jeez FrostSinth, I just saw your tank, that is not a five gallon. I suggest you measure your tank and calculate the real size of it.

I'm assuming it's bigger than 10g, maybe a regular 20g? This opens the door to fish friends. o:
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