Hello. My name is Jenny. I currently own a Betta fish in a ten gallon aquarium. He used to live in a one gallon bowl. So much improved. I am working now and when I get my paycheck, I will buy a lot of things for my aquarium. I feel like there's too much space and my Betta would be much happier if there were more plants.
Today I noticed what looked to be like 2 snails. I freaked out. I have one real plant in there. These guys are so small. One of them seems to be floating. I just see a shell and now he's by my filter because of the flow of the water and intake. Could he be dead? Could they be anything else but snails? I'm pretty positive they are snails. I'm also scared. I heard if they reproduce, you could have a situation on your hands. The other guy is on the glass and he's moved. While looking at him, you think slow poke. But, coming back to it a few minutes later, you're amazed at where he's gotten.
The plant seemed to grow algae or leave these brown bits floating around. Meaning I don't think it's doing too well or is it normal? There are new buds popping out. The pet store didn't know their plants too well so I don't even know what I bought. I had a few more plants before but they died. This one looks like Rotala Indica, but I don't know, perhaps you could suggest?
As you could probably tell, I'm pretty new at this. Im sorry if the above sounds rant-y but I would really like to excel at aquarium keeping. I will share and hopefully others will respond, because I do need help. :) Feel free to post whatever you like.