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Old 09-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #31 
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to provide some calcium, there is a product called calciumclay... usually for shrimps. Also works for snails..
What is the PH of your water? you can also clean some cuttle bones (boil it or something) and put a small piece in the tank.
My nerites never touched thise algae wafers.. you can try a blanched spinach or some other veggies. make sure to take them out after 24 hours.
I will look into that. Sorry I had to test really quick. My PH is 7.2. So the cuttle bone and veggies will be okay with my betta? I wish I could return these wafers, lol!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #32 
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Do they eat Diatoms? I'm sorry for the questions and stupidness. I don't really like snails but I want to.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #33 
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What are diatoms?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #34 
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Brown Algae. I also have some black and green algae as well. All that algae is on my main decoration so it looks natural but I find it ugly.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #35 
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:55 PM   #36 
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Thank you for the link. :) I'll go look...
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #37 
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Actually I was hasty and posted that before reading that it doesn't specify WHAT kinds of algae. Only that it is the majority of their diet.

Off topic.. How many snails could my 5 gallon support?? I ask in terms of ponds, assassins and nerites?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #38 
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Brown Algae. I also have some black and green algae as well. All that algae is on my main decoration so it looks natural but I find it ugly.
the zebra nerites eat almost all algae( including diatoms)
however if its a place (like a thin plan) that is too weak to hold their weight, they won't be able to get to the algae.
They do not eat bga... mine didn't eat bba either XD
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@ Laki - hmm.. I would say one XD although the non nerites usually carry fertilized eggs for a while... so you might end up with a bit more than that soon...

and to add to LTB's algae thing... any algae on hard surfaces and decor would probably be cleaned by a nerite within 48 hours :P
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Nah, it's not weak. It should be fine. I'll get algae wafers as well...
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