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Old 10-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #1 
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Snails That DON'T reproduce?

Are there any snails I can keep in my 10 gallon divided 3 ways that won't reproduce?
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:41 PM   #2 
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Mystery snails won't reproduce unless their is a mate present, but in a divided 10 gallon, I wouldn't put in snails. They are poop machines.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:02 PM   #3 
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I believe that nerites can't breed without brackish conditions. And they are smaller. Could probably get away with one in each side.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #4 
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Oh yuck. I don't need poop. Never mind.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #5 
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Ghost shrimp would be a thing to try... cheaper and have almost 0 bioload
I got mine for 33 cents each, they live 2-3 years.... just watch out, they LOVE to jump out of tanks, and some bettas think they make better snacks then maids
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:31 PM   #6 
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how high can the gosh shrimp jump?
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #7 
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Right out of the tank. :P They just keep jumping till they get to the top. My VT chased one right out of the tank and it died. :( They are cute little things though! ^.^ If you have a cover it's no prob. And be sure to get the biggest ghost shrimp at your store because, like LittleBettas said, some Bettas like to eat them.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #8 
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Oh yeah and make sure the shrimp have a place to hide where the betta can't go. ;)
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #9 
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Thick plants or a small rock formation work (I had a small seashell with a hole in it... it has been used as a aqurium decoration for 15 years so no worry, lol)

But yeah, if there is a opening, they will jump, my betta did not go after them, after I put a cover on I had no trouble out of them (they are CUTE to watch)
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:13 PM   #10 
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Nerite snails don't reproduce, and just one of them the bioload isn't bad. Multiple snails or other species do poop a LOT. I have annoying snails that hitch-hiked from my plants that were cute at first, but not about 50 of them later... GAH. I bought a new, very large, plant, and within a couple hours it was covered in snail poop.

Ghost shrimp? Cute, fun to watch, and minimal bioload!
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