So, I just got my 10 gallon tank through a local listing and my live plants are great so far, and filter works marvelously! I do, however, have two tiny problems! First off, I was given two infant kribensis cichlids to go along with the tank, and second being its currently also inhabited by snails! They're not mystery snails, thank god, but it still looks like I have a slight population problem on my hand!
I am currently giving the tank a new cycle because of how filthy and ill-managed the filter was, coupled with the tank I could not have a large volume of the old tank water brought in with it.
I've put some of Seachem's Stability product to help with cycling and added Prime to the tank. So far I have one of my females in the tank along with the others, haven't noticed any aggression between her and the kribenses, which is pretty amazing so far! My questions are: will they all be alright since I'm basically cycling from scratch? What can I do about my snail problem? And do you think it would be okay to house the kribenses until they grow a bit? I was actually planning to let the two little infants grow a bit before I try giving them away to someone who can properly care for them. I very well realize it will be near impossible to how the kribenses in the tank when they've fully grown, but I want to know if I should be expecting any trouble with them together for the time being. Also, they are young, but I'm pretty sure they ARE a male and a female, unfortunately. They are siblings, but I'm also worried that if I let them mature too much, I might have some cichlid breeding going on in my future sorority.