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Old 05-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #51 
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crawdads?crayfish?I dont think so... they will tear up your bettas pretty fins :( shrimps... you will need an amano shrimp :) but if your ettas attacks it.. I've found shrimp to be fairly frail things when attacked.

Oh an I just remember the mystery snail thing... apprently they need a period of time in the year when the water freezes over for hibernation or something like that...

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im a country girl and we call em crawdads xD
so even if it was a group of 3 or more the shrimpies could be eaten?
I do think i'll need to stock up on the plant decor for the shrimps should i get em
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yup! looottttsss of plants and hiding places :) MTS arent usually sold. they're pretty much hitch hikers. lol :) but I think those are still best for you
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #53 
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im tryin to figure out what i want to do.....
im thinkn ill wait until tomorrow morning to see if the snail was able to get out of hiding at all to do some cleaning
so far he wasn't able to do much because of Spike's harassment.

im on a debate on an oto or 2? but i dont think my 5.5 gallon is gonna be enough

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #54 
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he'll probaby cone out when spikes asleep
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #55 
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he'll probaby cone out when spikes asleep
i hope so
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #56 
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I'm surprised you guys have had such bad luck with apple snails. I have one, and he eats algae like a boss!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #57 
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It's only because I have live plants. Plants will always grow and decay for the new growth and apple snails love to eat the decaying matter. Sure, if algae is the only thing to eat I'm sure mine would eat it like a boss too. But since nerites don't eat plants they eat up the algae first before they look for another source of food.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #58 
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It's only because I have live plants. Plants will always grow and decay for the new growth and apple snails love to eat the decaying matter. Sure, if algae is the only thing to eat I'm sure mine would eat it like a boss too. But since nerites don't eat plants they eat up the algae first before they look for another source of food.
mine didnt really eat algae
but that coulda been because he was picked on
now with what Spike has done to that snail and POSSIBLY what he had done to the surprise Pleco, i'm afraid to even get a netrie snail.
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At first Charlie picked on my Darwin (the apple snail) but then Darwin would just SCHLOOP back into his shell. Charlie soon figured out that biting the snail wasn't nearly as much fun as he was hoping (the snail doesn't run around like the ghost shrimp did...) so he eventually stopped.
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At first Charlie picked on my Darwin (the apple snail) but then Darwin would just SCHLOOP back into his shell. Charlie soon figured out that biting the snail wasn't nearly as much fun as he was hoping (the snail doesn't run around like the ghost shrimp did...) so he eventually stopped.
Spike just kept on going
were you able to see the video I posted?
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