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I think that's biofilm. Shrimp, snails and small fish eat it. Scrap getting a nerite then. They need real algae for food, most won't touch the algae wafers.

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I think that's biofilm. Shrimp, snails and small fish eat it. Scrap getting a nerite then. They need real algae for food, most won't touch the algae wafers.
But Kiara said that there is microscopic algae.

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Well, algae starts out small, you know? Anyways, you shouldn't QT the snail. You'd probably end up killing it (I mean anyone in general lol). They need food instantly. They are usually underfed at stores. And yes, it could possibly be entertaining for Plagueis.

To make food for the nerite, you could leave the light on for longer amounts of time. I kept my lights on for 14 hours a day to promote algae growth for the snails. Worked like a charm. But, be careful. I lost both of my nerites, because they decided to crawl out of the tank. They will dry up and die. Make sure that they can't get out. I'm not sure what caused it, but you can never be too careful.

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Well, algae starts out small, you know? Anyways, you shouldn't QT the snail. You'd probably end up killing it (I mean anyone in general lol). They need food instantly. They are usually underfed at stores. And yes, it could possibly be entertaining for Plagueis.
Does microscopic algae have a specific "feel" to it? Like slippery?

Okay. :D

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Yes, it does. It's pretty slimy. >:P xD

Also, I edited my other post, so read it! lol

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Yes, it does. It's pretty slimy. >:P xD

Also, I edited my other post, so read it! lol
Yes! I have that everywhere. I'm getting closer to buying a nerite.

About them crawling out, there's an opening for the filter and there's some space for them to get out... hmm...

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Just able sure that their shell can't fit through. You can put plastic wrap over it which will only help the betta (reduces jumping and adds humidity which benefits their labyrinth organ.

So, I say it's worth a shot. Go get one if you want!

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Just able sure that their shell can't fit through. You can put plastic wrap over it which will only help the betta (reduces jumping and adds humidity which benefits their labyrinth organ.

So, I say it's worth a shot. Go get one if you want!
I'll probably do that.

What type do you recommend? I'd prefer the hardiest, smallest, easiest...

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The most common is a zebra merited snail, so you can just get one of those. They all stay the same relative size, but there are some cool looking ones. I want to get some horned nerites! lol but, you should go with zebra/striped, spotted, or olive.

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The most common is a zebra merited snail, so you can just get one of those. They all stay the same relative size, but there are some cool looking ones. I want to get some horned nerites! lol but, you should go with zebra/striped, spotted, or olive.
Same care, right? Alright.

Now to get that or a betta...

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