Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
If you get one, understand that the snail will contribute to your bioload since they are voracious plant eaters and that you will have to compensate for that with water changes. You should also research their specific dietary needs, because the algae in your tank and the occasional algae wafer will not be enough to sustain them. I have heard of some apple snail owners supplementing their snails' diets with frozen peas, zuchini, and corn that have been blanched in the microwave. They will also eat brine shrimp, daphnia, and insects.
You will also have to consider the food your betta is eating. Some food formulas contain copper sulfate, which is dangerous for invertebrates like snails. You should check the ingredients list on your betta's food for copper and switch to a different brand if necessary.