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Old 02-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #1 
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What do you think?

I just bought my betta the 2.5 gallon Minibow tank. He has 2 silk plants, a spongebob cave and 3/4" of gravel. I would like to get a little snail in there to help keep the gravel cleaner, and maybe 1 neon tetra. Does this sound okay? I am also fine with just the snail... :)
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #2 
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Yes, you can. Be sure to post pics of your new little buddies if you get a snail/neon tetra or both! :D
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #3 
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Are you cycling you tank??
I would just get the snail if not.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:54 PM   #4 
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I would have cycled it when I got it, but this was an emergency buy. Butterfly's tank started leaking and I needed something new, so I went all out and got this nice tank. :) I will def post pics if I get some! :P I think I will just buy a lil snail buddy for Butterfly. :)
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:21 PM   #5 
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Don't put a neon in there! They need groups of at least 5 or more. Just stick with the snail.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #6 
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Haha, okay, snail it is! :) What exactly do snails do for aquariums? I always thought they cleaned up the bottom gravel, but do they do more? :)
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #7 
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Yah, don't get the neon. Snails will clean the gravel and eat algea.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:59 AM   #8 
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Snails also poop a lot, so you will probably have to up your water changes anyway. They contribute more waste than they clean.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:47 PM   #9 
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Yes, they do poop alot. I would just get some pond snails. Bettas like eating the babies!
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #10 
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Haha, eek! I don't need more poopies! :P And aw, I wouldn't want to see my betta eat the babies! I don't want to breed them, just want Butterfly to have a buddy... but hehe, maybe I'll just stick with Butterfly in the tank! The tank seems so big, I've never had a tank above 1.5 gallons! :) I love it though, it's so cool. :)
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