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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Snails?

How will bettas and snails interact? Say one snail in a tank.just a quick question as i'm thinking about it a lot.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 12:11 AM
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Depends on the betta. Just one tip: never use aquarium salt when there's a snail in the tank. I learned that the hard way. Stickin' to betta from now on.
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Some bettas will try and nip the antennas off but I have never had issues with them being together and I have many snails and 17 bettas

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my sorority tank will eat all the baby snails but leave the adults alone. This is a great population control method for me
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+1 with what's already been said. Some of my Bettas could care less but I've caught two of my males nipping their snail tank mates; one was a Mystery snail & the other was Nerite. Fortunately I think its rare mine do it.
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my sorority tank will eat all the baby snails but leave the adults alone. This is a great population control method for me
Mine too! It's so great. I went from about 20 pond snails visible at any time without even having to look, down to a few adults and a few adult ramshorns. My MTS are always under the sand so I don't think the bettas eat them.
Plus I have my nerite snail. I found that bettas will leave nerites alone because they don't really emerge from their shells at all. To a betta it just looks like a gliding rock.


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I've had great experience with snails and bettas. I've had mystery snails and ramshorn snails and none of the bettas I've ever had didn't mind them one bit (:
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