Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Simi Valley, California
Well I keep my ramshorns, that I allow to breed, in a 5 gal. I have a bunch in my 2.5 gallons also, but my males snack on the tiny baby snails, so they don't get overpopulated. And when I start seeing a ton of babies in their tanks, sadly, I just wipe them off the glass with a tissue during WCs. Most of the baby snails hang out on the heaters in the tank for some reason, it's black so I see tons of white dots on them, and I just remove them when there's too many.
It's kind of a pain. But, if you get just ONE ramshorn, they are neat to watch grow. My first one came in on a plant and I watched him grow from a tiny speck into a big brown snail the size of a dime. And their shells are flat and tall, so they are pretty neat.
Another snail to consider is a mystery snail. They are pretty fun to watch. I have 7 of them, and I don't know where to put them, so they're in a 5 gal. They climb to the waterline, breathe, and then just let go and glide to the bottom of the tank, it's really comical lol.
Ramshorns, and mysteries poop a lot, so you would definitely need to do gravel cleaning during every water change, if you don't already.