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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Snails

So I have two 3 gallons and one 2.6 gallon. What snail/s would work well for these size tanks. And if I only got one, would I be able to move them around in the different tanks or will this cause issues with disease and stress the snail out?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 11:52 PM
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Malasian trumpet, pond, ramshorn, and assassin (if you have the food source) would be suitable for those tanks. You could move them around if you want, but I guarantee that you'll never just have one individual if you get one of the first three species lol.
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Get a nerite. They stay fairly small (compared to mystery snails), they can't breed in fresh water (they will lay eggs, though) they're less likely to be eaten by a betta (because of their size and because they only stick out from their shells a tiny bit so they don't draw attention), and they eat algae if you have any. I think they're really cute.


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+1 to OrangeAugust. MattsBettas' suggestions will only leave you plagued by snails.

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Thanks all for the advice! do you think petco/petsmart will have nerite snails?
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Thanks all for the advice! do you think petco/petsmart will have nerite snails?
My Petco and Petsmart don't carry nerites. I actually had to call 3 local pet stores before I found one that sells freshwater ones.


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Hmm I wonder if my local fish store down town sells them. I will have to give them a call later today. =)
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tree,hello from mankato! if they do not have them locally and can make the drive,they carry zebra nerites in mankato.petco had some two days ago.pet expo carries red spot,zebra and green nerites.i would call for availability first.sure they should have them closer to you.petco will special order them.

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Ooooh a fellow Minnesotan. XD Sweet! I will have to call around the stores then. I might think about that special order though. =)
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most of my family is from northfield.what is the name of your lfs?next time i am in town i would like to check it out.

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