Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
I highly recommend a mystery snail!! They are from the same family as apple snails, but they stay smaller. 3 inches MAX.
My betta looooves to watch her snail. :D It's so cute. I DO NOT recommend having one in a tank smaller then 5 gallons though. The snail may seem small, and you think, ohhh they'll eat anything, fish waste, algae, etc. They DON'T! Snails poop more then they eat. They poop a LOT too. My snail is pretty lazy and he won't bother cleaning all the algae. Probably because he is spoiled and gets Kale, carrots, bananas, apples, and peas on a regular basis! :)
But over all, they usually do great. Although, some bettas WILL nip at them. My Angel has only nipped him once, and it was when he was first put in the tank. I watched them very closely since then and they do great! He can cruise right past her, feelers out and everything and she just looks at him!
Wow, sorry for the rambling. :D
"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"