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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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What type of snail should I get for a 4 gallon betta tank?

Tank is planted, filtered and aerated. Going to Petsmart tomorrow.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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Mystery snails are nice. I have one golden mystery apple snail for my 5-gal and he and my betta get along nicely. c:
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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They won't cause harm to the plants?

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They only eat dead plant matter. The only time they eat healthy plants is if they have nothing else to eat.
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Mysteries tend to poo a lot, more than bettas. I think nerites will be better for you, they're small and poo less.

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I second nerites.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Got a mystery because thats all petsmart had.

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM
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I am VERY partial to my mystery snail. That little guy has been through all I've thrown at him in an unheated tank to a heated 70 degree tank and now in an 82 degree tank and he's just as happy as can be. Love him so much.
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Just be mindful of water changes as it gets larger. They can get the size of a golf ball.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 12:41 AM
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For a small tank like that I like the Nerite snails. Mystery snails can get large and are heavy poopers.
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