Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Mystery Snail = Tank Quality Monitor

Howdy All,

I came home today only to find my mystery snail floating in my Betta's tank. Well a quick Google search and I found out that the snail floats when the water quality is bad. Needless to say, I knew it was roughly two weeks since I had setup the tank and was going to change it this week (either today or tomorrow). I never knew the snails would be so accurate in regards to water quality time frames

So I did a 50% water change and both the Betta and snail are happy, and the tank looks amazing. I never thought having a snail would be so helpful in tank maintenance
technofox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #2 
ao's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
I always start tanks with prolific snails. when the snails do well I know it's safe to stock ^___^
ao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #3 
Sivan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Interesting. I was under the impression that apple snails (aka mystery snails) float for no particular reason, aside from it being normal behavior. Where did you find you information? I'd like to read up on it.
Sivan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding first tank mate: Mystery Snail Sivan Betta Fish Compatibility 4 07-28-2012 05:44 PM
Golden Mystery Snail as a tank mate? GreenTea Betta Fish Compatibility 10 06-28-2011 08:59 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.