Originally Posted by MSG
Why not get a otto cat or a cory cat? Any snail in my tank that survives the betta tend to get sucked up when bust out the siphon. Once a snail gets in the water cooler bottle, I can't possibly fit my hand through the neck of the bottle to save them. I was going to buy 2 otto cats, but instead I came home with 3 female bettas.
Thanks MSG, but i haven't had good luck with ottos, and cories and ottos both have different water parameters then i have. I also don't have sand, and gravel would damage the cories barbels. I wanted a smaller bioload then a fish but also makes a great algae cleaner, that all. I was aiming towards ghost shrimp or snails, because snails have a protective shell, and have a purpose :)
I have had a mystery snail in my old tank and i did water changes fine with it, never ever sucked them up