Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
First live plant - hitchhikers
I got my first live plant today - just a little anubias petit nana attached to some driftwood. I took it out of the baggie and put it in a tub of conditioned water, as I was told to quarantine it for a bit. As soon as it got into the tub, tiny shrimp-looking things starting swimming around, and I noticed that there are some really puny snails (both are smaller than the tip of a pencil eraser).
What should I do about this? The shrimp kind of freaked me out (I'm not a fan of bugs) but are they harmful? My betta would probably just eat them, right? How should I go about quarantining the plant, and killing the snails? My tank is only 2gal, so I really don't want snails taking over the bioload.
Please excuse my ignorance - any insights would be extremely helpful.
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