Originally Posted by callistra
I wouldn't put anything in less than 5g. Snails are a lot messier than people give them credit for. Even in a 5g extra changes will be needed.
hmm... have you tested your water in a heavily planted tank? i had close to 40 medium sized pond snails in a heavily planted 1 gallon and their impact was 0. ie. ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are zero. conversely, they helped clean up any dying plant material and does the clean up before the plants have a chance to be broken down by the nastier stuff (bacteria, fungi). Plus I didn't do water changes in the duration of their stay.
i'm defintely not saying to put 40 snails in a small tank. however there is nothig wrong with putting in a few....
Additionally i will never advise to keep snails in a sparsely or non planted tank...
if OP can describe the amount of plants in their tank, it will be helpful..
Originally Posted by LaLaLeyla
Hmm getting mixed signals about the snails.
Do shrimps also do well on left overs or should they be supplemented with food?
How many shrimps should I start out with?
shrimp should be fed sparingly. I had to crumble up their food in the filter outlet so the betta didnt eat it....