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Old 07-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 
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Question on Snails

How much room do they need to themselves? I know that bettas need 2.5 gallons just for themselves, but I don't know about snails.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #2 
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It depends on the Snail. Mystery Snails grow big so they need at least 10 Gallons. The Betta could live with them in a 10 Gallon, though. A Nerite Snail can go with a Betta in a 2.5 Gallon, but that's not ideal in my opinion.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #3 
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What are the zebra-looking snails called? I'm sorry if I sound stupid. xD I'm kind of thinking about getting a snail, but I want to do research beforehand so I won't be calling them "zebra-looking snails" xD Moreso that I won't kill them... But you catch my drift :P
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #4 
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What are the zebra-looking snails called? I'm sorry if I sound stupid. xD I'm kind of thinking about getting a snail, but I want to do research beforehand so I won't be calling them "zebra-looking snails" xD Moreso that I won't kill them... But you catch my drift :P
I think they're a color of a Nerite Snail. They only eat algae, so if you need more food for them, just get some algae wafers.
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Do you know any good sources where I can read more about snails? What are some other kinds of snails that I can house with a betta? Any that I can't?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #6 
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Whoa, wait. Why do you want a Snail? They produce a BIG Bioload so why do you want it?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #7 
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I'm just thinking. Not doing. Plus, I like to learn about these sorts of things.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #8 
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Do you know any good sources where I can read more about snails? What are some other kinds of snails that I can house with a betta? Any that I can't?
Apple, Mystery and Nerite snails can be housed with Bettas. I am going to get a Nerite tomorrow, so i will let you know more tomorrow :)
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #9 
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I'm just thinking. Not doing. Plus, I like to learn about these sorts of things.
Have a look at my thread on snails:


http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=106029

there are also these threads:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ighlight=snail
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....ighlight=snail


Good luck, and i will post pics of my new Nerite Snail(s?) tomorrow
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #10 
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Thank you so much!!
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