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Old 04-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #1 
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Snail in a 2.5?

Ok so I have two bettas and two tanks. Each is 2.5 gallons. I need to baffle the filters and get a power strip (currently I can only plug up two things... heaters come first). After I do that could I get a snail (mystery)? What are their needs? Algea pellets? Calcium supplements? If not in with the bettas could I buy a small bowl for one or two? I like snails...
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't recommend any type of snail in anything less than 5 gallons.......with apple snails needing atleast 10 gallons minimum. Most of this reason is due to the amount of ammonia they produce and how much extra food they leave over
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #3 
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yeah i clean my 3 gallon alllll the time, and it has a betta and an adult snail and a baby snail. i do it every other day, every two days at most.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #4 
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Don't you have rabbit snails? They have a relatively short waste compared to apple snails.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #5 
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yes that is true.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #6 
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Rabbit snails are da bomb yo. Most gorgeous things ever.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #7 
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Yeah, they are pretty little snails. I like my Malaysian trumpet snails much more though
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #8 
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yes, me and Olympia are very pro rabbit snails, if you can find one of those, i'd totally recommend them!
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #9 
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I wouldn't commend them for a 2.5 unless you are able to do one 75-100% and one 100% water change weekly
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #10 
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I'm all for nerite snails though. THEY EAT ALGAE!!!! =D The snail in my avatar is my nerite, Usain Bolt!
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