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Fishy Fishy, you can always put them in your 75 when there are too many :) Cichlids LOVE them as a snack. You could also get some Assassin Snails to clean them up.
What if I just get 1 assassin snail? Will it be okay by itself with my betta?
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Common AQ Snails

There are also regular pond snails, they multiply like crazy. I would Mystery Snail/Apple Snail would be the best bet. I have a Pond snail myself. As long as your tanks are clean and you don't overfeed, you shouldnt have a problem with them. Supply and demand right?


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And I've never heard of Betta eating Assassins, maybe harassing them though but that depends on the Betta's personality lol

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Thanks alot. I'll look into those snails.
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Forget about apple snails, they get quite large and are best in a 10g. I've seen some of the members' apple snails in 10gs on this website, and they really do get big.

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Apple snails do, but all the more reason to upgrade tanks ;) haha


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So I got 2 mystery snails. Small ones.
They don't seem to be moving much. The place I bought it from just said to plop em in. I did just that and they don't seem to be moving much. They were upside down, so I righted them/they still don't seem to be moving much.
Could my betta be pestering them when I'm not around?
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Snails simply dont move much. Keep an eye on them for awhile, and let them adjust to the new water conditions. Remember that snails are huge waste producers, so keep up on those water changes! ^^

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yes i know they don't move much. So I suppose I'll give them a few days or so.
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An update on the snails

Woke up this morning, fed the animals. Brought the dog, cat and guinea pig bowels into the kitchen/lined them up in front of the betta tank (which is next to the pantry).
Filled the bowels, checked my betta tank. Fishy is swimming around, snails have moved. I found the Green Mystery snail on the left side, sucking on the tank wall. And I found the Black Mystery snail on the right side hiding inside one of the plants.
I gave the tank lid a little tap with my nail (lets Fishy know the food is coming) and fed Fishy. Fed the rest of the animals, left the kitchen for 5 mins, came back and I found the green snail sucking on the tank thermometer (thats on the opposite side of where he was). Thought to myself, "WOW! He moved rather quickly"
Left to do more morning stuff, came back in about 10 mins and found the green snail digging around in the gravel in the front. I checked on the black snail/he hasn't moved much. I can see his "body" moving ever so slightly, so I guess he is still alive. But I'm happy atleast 1 snail is settling in.
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Fishy checking the snail out

MOM!! What is that?!?!


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