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View Poll Results: Which snail?
Nerite Snail 3 27.27%
Assassin Snail 2 18.18%
Apple/Mystery Snail 6 54.55%
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:14 PM   #1 
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Hmmm which one???

What snail should I get? Or if you have a better suggestion,please comment! I want on that is relatively easy to maintain(I know they poop alot,but any easy to care for snail)Thx.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:00 PM   #2 
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I vote mystery. I have 3. I don't really do anything for them other than suck up poop and they are doing great.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #3 
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I vote for nerite..only because they stay somewhat small and some bettas love to harass apple snails because they get rather long antennas. I have 3 apple snails though...they are really cute...I feed them blanched vegetables and algae wafers.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:32 PM   #4 
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That's what I'm planning to feed mine. So that works with both of them? I have heard Assassins are a bit more carnivorous than the other 2. True?
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:34 PM   #5 
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Oh and the reason for the algae wafers is there won't be any live plants in the tank. Is it an acceptable substitute? Along with the occasional vegetable that is.
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Oh and it will be in a 5 gallon. I know that can influence the answer.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:20 AM   #7 
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Yes Algae wafers will be wonderful. just don't use a whole or a half of one. Bettas love them too believe it or not and since snails don't eat a TON in a short amount of time your betta sill likely try to steal it and get bloated.

I'd feed them about an 1/3 of an algae wafer a day or twice a day.

As for my choice I chose Nerite! =] If you live near a Petco they usually have the tracked ones which are gorgeous! <3

They look exactly the same as Mystery snails too except they don't get as big, they're black, and they have orange shells with tracks! They also don't reproduce unless there are two in the same tank and they're of opposite gender. =]

They hold onto the glass really well though so if you want to do a partial change and they're above the water line that you want to change to or if you need to do a 100% change you should wait and watch for when they get down on the substrate and then pick them up. =] this will keep them from getting hurt. =]

Also if you ever decide to switch to live plants in the future, nerite snails will eat algae and they will NOT eat plants. Some types of mystery snail will eat plants that are either dying or a bit sickly. So if you're trying to nurse a plant back to top condition you may come home to a missing plant. :/

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Old 05-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #8 
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Oh ok I've still not decided about which one!! They have apple snails here in Cookeville. And they were awesome!! But I was studying Nerites and I want to find a Tiger Nerite!!! Or do you have to go to a specialty shop?? I'm moving to houston so that should open up my options a little.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:46 AM   #9 
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The only thing about Apples is they get huuuuggggee!!!!! And I would hate to have to get one then take it out . But they are sooo cool!! I can't decide!!
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