Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #1 
jadaBlu
Member
 
jadaBlu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Midwest
Trumphet snails in a 2 gallon good or bad idea?

My female can be a heavy pooper and I know the trumpet snails can clean the substrate. Will they make things cleaner or just become a bigger problem? In a couple of months. I am going to make a planted tank for her and move her once it's ready it will be the same size tank she is a small female and will always be in her own tank.
jadaBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 PM   #2 
Kittiesdragons
Member
 
Kittiesdragons's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kentucky
Snails poop... a lot! I remember cleaning so much poop off of everything and I know it wasn't my betta cause after the snail died over 90% of all the little poopies went away and I cleaned my tank religiously!
Kittiesdragons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #3 
OrangeAugust
Member
 
OrangeAugust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Connecticut
I heard that MTS multiply like crazy, but you never know it because they stay under the gravel/sand during the day. So you could potentially have 100's of MTS in that tank size in a short amount of time but you may only see a few, which means you have a TON of them hiding in the gravel and pooping, adding a huge bioload.
They can be beneficial in planted tanks, though, because they aerate the soil and prevent dangerous gas pockets. I'm sure I have tons in my 55 gallon planted tank, but I only ever see one or two of them during the day. But one time I turned on the lights after it had been completely dark for a few hours, and a whole bunch of them were climbing the glass and poking around on the sand. I'd never seen so many all at the same time.
OrangeAugust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Good or bad idea? bettacrazygirl86 Betta Fish Compatibility 8 02-07-2013 08:30 PM
Tankmates in 10 gallon? Good idea or bad idea? : ) littlegreen Betta Fish Compatibility 2 06-28-2012 03:49 PM
Outdoor Garden Bettas, good idea / bad idea coder14 Journals 1 06-13-2012 02:29 PM
Good or bad idea? CoverMeInClay Betta Fish Compatibility 5 07-13-2011 06:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.