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Old 09-23-2012, 02:47 AM   #1 
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Just few quick questions about snail/shrimp

Could a tiger nerite snail be ok in a heated and planted 1.5 gallon tank alone?
Yes, it'll be filtered with a 1-3 gallon tetra whisper filter.

If not...

How many ghost shrimps should I add to a 1.5 gallon tank? (without a nerite snail) but if possible...




I wanted to know if it'd be okay.. I tried researching about it and found nothing. I'd thought to ask here..




Any advice would be appreciated !

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #2 
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The snail has a pretty high bio load two to three shrimp sounds better. Why would you want to just keep shrimp and plants in such a small tank? If you add the snail do frequent water changes.
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Nerites I hear have a low bioload... Compared to larger snails like apple/mystery snails. Nerites are supposed to be smaller, eat more algae and have less bioload.
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Nerites I hear have a low bioload... Compared to larger snails like apple/mystery snails. Nerites are supposed to be smaller, eat more algae and have less bioload.
Exactly but that's what I thought and I was wondering if a nerite snail would be okay in filtered and heated, planted 1.5 gallon tank.
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The snail has a pretty high bio load two to three shrimp sounds better. Why would you want to just keep shrimp and plants in such a small tank? If you add the snail do frequent water changes.

That's why I ask first.
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Just the snail/shrimp on their own?? No fish? Definitely. You could keep multiple shrimp and probably a couple snails.
A tank that size won't actually cycle properly or stay stable so you'll still want to clean it twice a week.
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Just the snail/shrimp on their own?? No fish? Definitely. You could keep multiple shrimp and probably a couple snails.
A tank that size won't actually cycle properly or stay stable so you'll still want to clean it twice a week.
But they can be without a snail or shrimps. But could a tiger nerite snail thrive in a 1.5 gallon tank alone?

Is it possible?


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Yes. I've been keeping 11-13 pond snails in a butter container and my 3 assassins live in a betta cup.
With proper water changes it's fine. A 1.5 is plenty of space provided he has enough food.
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Yes. I've been keeping 11-13 pond snails in a butter container and my 3 assassins live in a betta cup.
With proper water changes it's fine. A 1.5 is plenty of space provided he has enough food.
Okay! (: I do water changes all time and I can manage with that because I have three tanks... ahh.




I might get 4 or 5 nerite snails and 4 snails will go to my betta tank and my another tank which is a community tank. The only one will go in a 1.5 gallon tank. I will be adding a driftwood and some small plants.

Are the assassin snails hard to care? Do they breed in freshwater or?
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