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Old 03-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #1 
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A snail for my Betta bowl?

Hi there I have a beautiful male betta in a 2.5 gal bowl with one live plant....could I add a snail in there? I do 50% water changes at least once a week.

Would the snail crawl out??? I have a green nerite in my 10 gal and sometimes find him on the underside of the hood....
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:38 PM   #2 
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snails poop A LOT. like seriously, a whole heck of a lot. I personally don't think they're worth it in something that small. not sure how much you'd have to up water changes, but think you'd definitely need more

and yeah, snails seem to have a tendency to go exploring. like plakatfighter mentioned though, bettas are known to be jumpers, so you should try to cover the top anyways
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:42 PM   #3 
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Hi there I have a beautiful male betta in a 2.5 gal bowl with one live plant....could I add a snail in there? I do 50% water changes at least once a week.

Would the snail crawl out??? I have a green nerite in my 10 gal and sometimes find him on the underside of the hood....
You should be doing at least one 50% and one 100% every week.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:56 PM   #4 
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I have some mystery snails and they dont ever come out of the water. Haven't had any issues finding them in random places. I would not get one for such a small tank though. They definitely poo a lot and that is a lot of bioload for 2.5 gallons.
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Omg they poop so much.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:12 AM   #6 
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that was in like an hour while I had been deep cleaning the tank, lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:15 AM   #7 
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Yeah they are pooping machines! Lol!
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:17 AM   #8 
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Nerites jump ship when water conditions are bad. If you find yours on the hood, it is often a sign that something is not up to par in your tank. Theyre good little red flag wavers.

I wouldnt put a snail in the 2.5. That's good enough for now just for a betta.

Unless you wanna get a 29 gallon. We know PKF loves his 29's
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lol >_>
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You should be doing at least one 50% and one 100% every week.

Wow...I will seriously get on top of it! I just bought a new vacuum...he loves it I turn the water on like a spray :)
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