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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Betta mate

i have a 19litre 3 gallon tank i have 1 betta in there and plastic plants will it be ok the pyt a apple snail in there what do they eat will 1 be ok with my betta fish fo they poo.?Any help very very much appreciated
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 05:29 PM
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I've been told many times that I do believe you need a bigger tank for a snail. Although snails are small, they create a LOT of waste. (Going from my memory of what I've been told..)
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 05:54 PM
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I've kept snails in 3gs before they don't cause problems as long as you keep up with your water changes.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 11:45 AM
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3 gallons is too small for an apple snail. Those things get to grow the size of your palm. They also create a LOT of waste and don't eat fish poo. Honestly with plastic plants you don't need snails. They are useless to you, snails eat algae and dead plant matter.

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Yea, apple snails get to big...

Is the tank 3G (12l) or 5 3/4g (19l)?
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I wish I had better pictures of my old snail Nikola Tesla, he was larger than a golf ball but he was unfortunately a ninja and escaped pictures. My new babies Ghost, Phantom, and Tinga are already larger than my thumb and they are only a month old.

I would go for ramshorn snails or one pond snail, that is more for a 3 gallon than an apple snail.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 04:08 PM
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Ramshorns get big too.

Ive kept sulwasi and nerites in 3 gallons.
Id suggest a nerite if you want a snail for a 3g

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 05:37 PM
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I do love my nerite, and my one nerite and three corys keep my tank free from both algae and left over food, since I tend to overfeed my Betta Sorority.
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