Originally Posted by Waldobubbles3
What substrate should I use for simple, hard to kill plants? And does the snail type matter (I do know not to get the apple/mystery snails tho)? Thank you both for your answers they are really helping me!!! Sorry if all these questions are annoying :/
Some types of snails to consider:
Nerite snails: Beautiful shells, and don't breed in fresh water. Cleans your tank of algae. Ideal if you don't want to control a breeding snail population.
Ramshorn snails: Also very pretty, can come in stunning colors. Will breed like bunnies if you overfeed. Round shell that is curled like a ram's horn. Often considered a pest. Cleans your tank of algae.
Malaysian Trumpet snails: Spiral shell like a unicorn horn. They are nocturnal. During the day, they burrow, and they come out at night. Very, very fast breeders. Often considered a pest - once you have them, good luck getting rid of them. Cleans your tank & aerates your soil.
Mystery Snails: Beautiful. Can grow to be very huge. To be avoided in a small tank, but one would be just fine in a 10 gallon. Another cleanup crew snail, but also a heavy polluter.
Assassin snails: Breed slowly. Eat pest snails, among other things.