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Old 03-26-2009, 11:08 AM   #1 
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1 Snail & 1 Betta in a 5 Gallon?

Would it be okay to put 1 snail in with a male betta in a 5 gallon heated, filtered tank?

If so, what is a good snail that stays small and doesn't reproduce like crazy!???

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Old 03-26-2009, 11:12 AM   #2 
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I think it would be ok as long as he doesn't pick on the snail.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:24 PM   #3 
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no myster snails, I can say from experience! I would also be very careful because inverts can't handle any copper!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:39 PM   #4 
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Bettas and snails do not mix well. Most of the time they will attack a snail, often to times where they will lose some body part.

Get shrimp.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:38 PM   #5 
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Bettas and snails do not mix well. Most of the time they will attack a snail, often to times where they will lose some body part.

Get shrimp.
Which species of shrimp? None will work well unless you count the bamboo shrimps which need a well established tank in order to thrive as these are filter feeders. A lot of shrimps that grow no more than 2 inches are also prone to attacks especially when they molt.

I have one tank containing assassin snails only. The four other tanks have guppies for mosquito control but that's about it. I don't add anything else except plecos and guppies.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:53 AM   #6 
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I have kept male betta's successfully with apple snails, not females tho.,
Apple snails won't reproduce without the apposite sex.
I've also read where others have had great success with apple snails and male betta's,
Betta's can be very moody.
I have kept cories with betta's also, They work really well together,
Did have one male kill a pepper cories tho, Biggest thing is having lots of room.
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