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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Snail for my male?

I've been looking around for a snail tankmate for my male betta, who's in a 5g by himself.

Do you guys have any experiences with snails and preferences of species?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 01:53 PM
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My betta attacked a mystery snail, but he has no problem with nerite snails. Mystery snails come out of their shells kind of far so they're more obvious and attract a betta's curiosity/territorialism more than nerites who hardly stick out from their shells at all and just look like gliding rocks from a fish's point-of-view.
Plus nerites are good cleaners if you have any algae, and they usually have pretty patterns on their shells, like stripes or spots.



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Fred ate the two antenae when Yo was younger. The antennae grew back and Yo is almost 2" big, grown from 1" in mid-January.

This is when Yo had his antennae and Fred was checking him out:

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I've head great success with Nerite snails and Bettas. Nerite snaills stay smaller than Mystery Snails and IME, eat much more algae!

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lol Otterfun- that's exactly what Fishie looked like right before he attacked my mystery snail- twice.


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I ended up getting a mystery snail! Cato hasn't noticed him yet and they've been in the tank together for 24 hours. If he has noticed him, then I guess he doesn't care haha.

A fine choice so far!

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