How do I take care of a snail?
So I'm considering getting my betta a mystery snail friend, but I have a few questions about how to take care of it.
- What do they eat? Saix eats bloodworms, will they eat those too? Would they eat betta pellets or flakes? There are no live plants or algae, so should I also get algae wafers? And how often should they be fed?
- How do I do a tank cleaning with them? Do they breathe only water or would they be ok to wait for a little while in just air?
- Do they need air stones or filters? If they're really dirty, then with a 2.5 gallon tank and a betta how often and how much should I do for water changes?
- I have a heater with a cord. Because of this, the lid to my tank is only slightly ajar. Would they try to escape? If so, how can I fix this problem?
Thanks in advance for any information you can provide for me. :)
Saix was bought at Petsmart November 2010.
He started off light peach and grew dark spots as he got older. He glows green in direct light.
He is now completely blind.