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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Nerite snail

Okay so I really wanted to buy a tank mate for Benz. He loves movement so Im sure he would be entertained by a small tankmate. He is in a 3 gallon tank. I originally wanted a mystery snail but then people were saying it was too small to carry a mystery snail it that tank.

So people said to get a nerite snail. I was reading up on them and a lot of random internet sites were saying that they were picky eaters and only eat algae. Where would I get algae for them?

Is there a snail that I can get with a simpler diet that cannot reproduce in freshwater?

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you could get him algae wafers! they even sell those at walmart ^-^

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algae wafers, guessing 5$ for a bag that will have enough to keep em going for 2 years?
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Yeah that helps. I had no idea they had algae wafers lol. I read about people producing their own algae and im was just thinking how am I going to do that. The algae wafers help thanks!

Any other requirements that I should do to keep the nerite snail happy?

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For algae you could always just setup a bowl with no filter just water and conditioner, put it in a sunny window and BAM, algae. The longer that it gets sunlight the more algae.


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Oh thats easy!

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Algae wafers work, or you can weigh down a piece of zucchini or cucumber, and the snail will munch on that. I drop those in my tank every week for my otocinclus cats and snails :) It's normally gone in about 24-36 hours.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where I can find a nerite snail lol. I looked on aquabid and they don't have any and ebay they are kind of expensive... I really like the look of the horned ones if anyone knows where I can find a cheap one.

Also I can keep him in a 3 gallon with my betta right or is that too much bioload?

EDIT: I take it back they do have some on aquabid but they are still pricey plus I don't want to buy in bulk

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the other day i was asking about a nerite snail too and someone said the water changes should be more frequent since the bioload would be high.

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