I really like snails in an aquarium and wonder if a very small (1/4" to 1/2" wide) golden apple snail would be alright in a one gallon aquarium? I had a huge 2" golden snail in with my betta but he was too dirty for such a small aquarium bowl! Would a tiny one pose any problems?
There are other species of snail you can get that don't grow as big but in a one gallon aquarium I really wouldn't add a tank mate unless you do daily 100% water changes.
Oddly enough my mystery snails (which I think are the same thing.. at least I can't find any info on mystery snails just apples).. they are very clean.. I really don't have a problem with them and they keep my tanks clean. But I have heard that they're dirty from others.. just not my experience.
oh thats good to know... I've been worrying I'll have to rehome them. I'm only allowed 10 gallon tanks in my dorm and can't afford another right now. If I had three giant snails my tank wouldn't support them.
I got them back when I still trusted what the petsmart guy said :-/.. he said they wouldn't get bigger. If they only get to 2" that will be fine.. mine are already about 1" as it is.