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Old 05-28-2011, 01:05 AM   #1 
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Question Stupid zebra snail questions (forgive me, I'm a newbie)

My LFS owner talked me into taking home a zebra snail (he had way too many, so I got it for free) and didn't tell me much about it. To be honest, I didn't ask. (Silly me.) He said the snail would be just fine living off algea, fish poo, and leftover fish food. Is that right? He's living in my male Deltatail's 2.5 gal tank, and they're alone except for a moss ball and some tiny butterfly plants. Do I need to give the snail (named Essie, short for Escargot) any kind of supplements? I've never had snails before...
Sorry if these are dumb questions. xD
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:36 AM   #2 
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Honestly
... Snails eat most anything.

Just remember, sensitive to copper, they need Calcium in their diet, and decently hard water.

I swear someone on here has a splendid snail food recipe for healthy happy snails. But... that might be apple snails...

I have no idea if Zebra snails are much different... all I really found out was that are very VERY fast and VORACIOUS with eating algae. ... if he/she is anything like my late Desi *Sniff* kiss your plants goodbye.

I'm sure I just said everything you already know... but *Smirks* I just like throwing in my 2 cents everywhere.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:04 AM   #3 
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Google them, but remember to check more then one site for information :)
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #4 
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I'm wanting to see the answer. I'm setting up a 2.5 and I might put one in if it's ok
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #5 
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Ive read snails have a large bioload, comparable to a fish.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:04 PM   #6 
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Yeah I've heard that too. But I'm willing to make the water changes
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:46 PM   #7 
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Why won't anybody answer this thread?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:13 PM   #8 
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Relax, relax. People will answer, but not everyone's on all the time. Anyway... I really, really would not recommend putting both a betta and a snail together in a 2.5 gallon tank. There's the aforementioned bioload issue, plus the betta might not take too kindly being kept in a smaller space with the snail.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #9 
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Haha sorry didn't mean to sound mad. Thx I wasn't too sure about it anyway. Jus' wanting my new tank to be interesting
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #10 
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Yeah, snails are cute, but not when your fish is nomming on them D: Try getting some live plants, if you want to add interest to your tank. They're good for the fish, too.
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