Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #1 
Kestral
New Member
 
Kestral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Snail?

I saw that some people have snails with their bettas. Do they eat algae that grows?

- What are the pros of snails?
- What are the cons of snails?
- Would I need to buy snail food?
- Where do you find snails?
- Any other snail information?
Kestral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:05 PM   #2 
cjayBetta
Member
 
cjayBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NB, Canada
snails pooooop tooooooo muuuuuch
cjayBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:22 PM   #3 
djembekah
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
it really depends on how big your tank is on whether a snail is a good idea or not. cjay is right, they do poop a lot, but they're cute and they can help control algae. you should supplement them with fresh veggies, and algae wafers if you think they need them. don't want to accidentally starve them because you think they're getting enough food with algae! also if your water is soft, you should find a way to supplement their calcium. i put little pieces of cuttlebone in my tank, and pull it out every week or two and replace it.
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #4 
Kestral
New Member
 
Kestral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Well, nevermind. XD I thought that they made it so that the ammonia levels were down and that they ate betta poop.
What about moss balls? What do those do?
Kestral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #5 
djembekah
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
lol nothing eats poop. except bored dogs.
and idk, never had a moss ball!
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #6 
Laki
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. John's NL
Moss balls "compete" for algae. They're a type of algae that actually compete with the bad algae for food (the sun).. It doesn't really work unless you have a thousand because they're not really mobile. (and my marimo moss tied onto my driftwood didn't stop regular algae- there were both kinds!) I let my pond snails clean up my driftwood nice :)
Marimo isn't an ammonia/algae solution though :)
Laki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 05:10 AM   #7 
cjayBetta
Member
 
cjayBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NB, Canada
Id say get a few Amazon swords and a shrimp.
cjayBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #8 
Shadyr
Member
 
Shadyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Georgia
djembah, I think you just answered a question I asked in another thread...can you tell me here or in that thread more about the cuttles? What kind, how much do you put in the tank...I worry that my two that didn't make it were not getting enough calcium for their shells, they seemed much more delicate/crumbly when they died than when I got them.
Shadyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #9 
djembekah
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
just put a good sized chunk in there, switch it out every couple weeks. good size to me is like an inch wide. definitely going to help
djembekah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.