Nerites are wonderful to have if your betta won't pick on it. I have 6 bettas and out of those 6 i only have 1 betta that "obsesses" with the snail. So the snail had to be removed. Nerites are awesome algae eaters. But be warned their bio load is huge. Personally i like the horned Nerites due to their smaller size but they are all really adorable and fun to watch. They do tend to be sensitive to water parameter spikes, so i suggest frequent partial water changes and gravel vacuuming. And check the water parameters every now and then.
Ooh, and bettas can jump. So you might want to think about getting a lid or a cover of some kind anyway, just to be safe. 2 of mine are big jumpers which i found out while doing water changes. Little boogers ended up on the counter flapping. Lol
Love my water babies Beau (HM), Finn Ryder (VT), King (CT), Kaeto (VT), Jewels (VT), Peach (VT), Umi (NS), Flash (NS), Sookie (NS) & Zipper (NS). Including the Shrimp-an-zees! ;)
Last edited by mrsgrimm; 08-15-2014 at 10:02 AM.