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Old 10-08-2009, 01:57 PM   #1 
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Betta bowl Snales

I put a new plant in the betta bowl and now I have snales. Seems the betta likes them and seems they are keeping the bowl clean. Any idea if this is ok?
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:08 PM   #2 
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its ok,it wont hurt him, he will just have a snack lol
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:45 PM   #3 
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I would stay away from them. A bowl is far too small for one betta, let alone a betta and a snail. Not to mention the snail will run out of algae quite fast in such a small container and starve to death. You should check this caresheet out: http://www.fishforum.com/betta-fish-...are-faq-20058/. I have two snails in a 5 gallon tank with my betta and they get on great, not to mention they are great at eating algae off those hard-to-clean places, like plants and decorations!
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #4 
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i dont think she PUT the snail in there,nor mentioned she wanted to keep the snail(s), it hijacked onto the plant, which is why i said hed have a snack. ive seen bettas eat baby snails.

what size is ur bowl?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:43 PM   #5 
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would a snail be comfy in my three gallon with the molly and Lulu? because the molly brought the algae- i didn't have any before my friend dropped him off :P
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:08 PM   #6 
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I don't know about a mystery snail, but a Zebra (nerite) snail would make a nice addition... they are pretty, great algae eaters, have a low bioload (for a snail) and will only breed in brackish (if you want to have 2).
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:20 PM   #7 
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Snails need high levels of calcium, ph and kh which make bettas prone to fin rot and bacterial infections.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:30 PM   #8 
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i guess i can just get the tabs or clean it off once in awhile :P
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:22 AM   #9 
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i try to never use the store bought chemicals and remedies whenever possible, especially in a small tank. if i were you id just clean it off instead of using tabs
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:16 PM   #10 
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i found that Flourish Excel helps with algae if you have plants. I had some algae issues arising recently and started using my Flourish Excel to help the plants grow, and now the algae has stopped showing up. It kills two birds with one stone. However, some plants don't do well with Excel, so you have to research it before using it.
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