My recently-cycled 5-gallon tank is developing algae, so I guess it's time to consider a snail. If I do get one, I'll be going to my local pet store for a snail, but I'll have to know exactly what I want since they recently downsized and anything living is order-only now. What is a species of snail that does well with bettas but isn't too messy and won't multiply rapidly? My tank is kept at 80*F and the pH is 7.6. Anything you could tell me about the care of any recommended snail would be greatly appreciated.
Hmm. You have a 5 gal... well, go with a Nerite or two. Nerites need brackish (slightly salty) water to reproduce in and are apparently difficult to breed. Plus, Nerites don't have much of their body exposed beyond the shell.