Originally Posted by TheDevonFox
I've got him in a 5 gallon tank! And snails just sound interesting, and would be a great help, since I'll be gone for several weeks at a time at different points throughout the summer.
And he really likes his food thus far. It was the pellets most recommend by this sweet girl at the Petco, who said she had betta herself, but I look forward to getting his treats once he's gotten a bit more used to being here. Maybe another week or so :D
Snails aren't a cleanup crew, shrimps are though.
Snails only eat certain types of algae, and if you run out of algae naturally you have to drop in food for it, whether that be algae wafers or vegetables like cucumber, etc.
So, I wouldn't recommend a snail if you're going to be gone. Snails eat a lot.