First, I have a VT Betta.
I'm new to fish keeping, and I have been trying to research as much as possible on my betta. So my apologies in advance if I make some kind of idiotic assumption or mistake.
I'm trying to ask questions before I do anything, I do not
want to upset or kill my betta, or any new additions. (I never knew a fish could have so much character!!!
Here is my question- we have a stream on our property that is loaded with small mussels and trapdoor snails. Would it be a really bad idea to maybe grab a couple of those and put in my tank? Could they carry some sort of parasite? Would quarantining them do any good?
Once introduced, they would be in a 5 gallon with my very laid back betta male. I doubt he would bother them as he rarely bothers the ghost shrimp.
Another question: if it's a bad idea to pull something from the stream, would a freshwater clam such as these
somehow... maybe... possibly... even if one chance in a million....bite his tail? whew.... I'm sure that sounds ridiculous, but I'm new to this. Or would they just leave each other alone?
Thanks in advance!