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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Snails?

Hey everyone,I'm thinking about getting a snail for my 5 gallon.I know that several types of snails multiply really fast so I want to get one that doesn't.I did a bit of research and found that nerite snails would be a good choice but they need algae to feed on and my tank doesn't always have that much.Anyway I was wondering if you guys could tell me a few good snails.Thanks!

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Get a nerite, they are awesome. You can feed them algae wafers, spinach leaves or slices of cucumber or zucchini .
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I think I will. :) But I definently need the algae wafers.

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I have a mystery & a nerite in my 5.5g tank, well actually have them in all of my tanks. I feed algae wafers once or twice a week & veggies at least once. You need to make sure they have a calcium source for their shell. I had difficulty finding the nerite locally, I didn't want to pay big bucks for shipping, I finally found a local supplier.
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Okay I've never really had snails so what would the calcium source be?Sorry if that's a stupid question.:)

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Okay I've never really had snails so what would the calcium source be?Sorry if that's a stupid question.:)
I think if you have high ph and hard water you won't need calcium, but I could be wrong on that. You can put cuttlebone in the tank for them to chew on or I have even heard of egg shell. Spinach leaves have high calcium.
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