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  1. dennythebetta's Betta Journal

    Journals
    Hello, everyone. I haven't been on this site for a couple of months now, since I got Asteria, and I wanted to start a journal (even though it might be a bit boring, because I currently have only one fish). I guess I should start at the beginning. The Introduction At first I wanted a...
  2. Nerite Snail Dillema

    Other Fish
    So this morning I was messing with my 5g betta tank, of which he shares with two snails(it's by a window so they work together on the algae) well sometime while I was doing this, one of my snails must have crawled out (first time!) and I didn't find him until about 4 or so hours later. He was...
  3. (Sad content) Any snail experts/veterans?

    Other Fish
    Sorry for always posting when things go wrong. :oops: So, I bought 3 Nerite Snails about a month ago and stuck them in my cycled 5gal single male betta tank (I know that's tapping overstock almost, but I stay on top of the params really well/do spot cleanings of the snail waste! All safe!). A...
  4. Betta Too Aggressive for Snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have two fish. The first one, the one I consider non-aggressive and "clean" Yukine, and the second, his polar opposite Niji. Back in December, I purchased two black mystery snails. One of them went into Yukine's tank the other went into Niji's. The main reason why I bought them was because...
  5. Snails

    Finless Friends
    Today I went to the pet store in my local area ( a private reputable pet store not a national chain) and told them I have a male betta and that he is in a 2.5 gallon aquarium (not a bowl) and that I was wondering if there was anything that could live in this tank with him as a community. They...
  6. Nerite Snail

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So the other day I made a post about algae and someone recommended that I go out and buy a nerite snail... I did such today, but on the drive home a question came to mind; can a snail live in an aquarium that has salt in it? I also read online that snails are able to climb out of tanks that...
  7. Pleco or ADF

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm looking to add to my tank. I have a male betta, and a nertile zebra snail. Tomorrow I plan to get one more zebra snail and possibly an additional tank mate! I have my betta in a tank at 80 degrees, a live plant, gravel and a hammock. He seems very happy but I want to add a little bit...
  8. Which plants for my 3.5 tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've used this forum forever finding advice for my betta. Now comes the time where I need advice and can't find it so I finally made an account. A year and a half ago I bought a bright red half moon betta the same time my friend did. We both listened to the petstore worker who said betta's...
  9. Cloudy Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I added a Nerite to my tank yesterday and gave him a blanched cucumber slice to munch on. When I woke up this morning the tank was cloudy and my fish was acting weird. He was only staying on the side away from the snail. A) Could the cloudiness be related to the cucumber/snail or could it...
  10. Nerite Snail Help

    Finless Friends
    So I got a Nerite Snail as a tankmate to my Betta. But this nerite doesn't seem to want to move. He is just sitting where I left him without even attaching to the surface. But I did check that he's alive. He shut his trapdoor so fast and hard that my nail got stuck in it... Any suggestions...
  11. Can you actually keep a nerite in a 2.5 gallon tank?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey I'm having a bit of an algae problem in one of my 2.5 gallon tanks. The tank is located right next to my "planted snail tank" which has a light on it. The light is causing a bunch of algae growth on one wall of the tank. As of right now, I've been wiping it down during water changes but it's...
  12. Nerite snail out of water?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I got my first nerite snail a few weeks ago but constantly found him upside down...he definitely could not flip himself right side up at all and was usually all pulled in his shell so I brought him back and exchanged him for another snail. I've had the new snail for over a week but I'm...
  13. Opinions??

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    What do you guys think??
  14. Snail Ca supplement with Cuttlefish bone?

    Finless Friends
    I read somewhere that burying a cuttlefish bone (the same as used for birds) under the aquarium gravel is good for snails because it gives off calcium to supplement their shell growth. I've got one Zebra Nerite in with my betta in a 2.5 gallon tank. Thoughts? It's not cycled, but I do have a...
  15. Small tank and a curious fish

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I have an extremely curious piebald blue/white DT named Sherlock. He's constantly watching me and checking out his environment, and I'd love to put a tankmate in with him to stimulate him further. I realize that my options are severely limited with my tank- it's only 2.5 gallons and I'd...
  16. Snail Care?

    Betta Fish Care
    I know. this is probably not the right section. I wasn't exactly sure where I post this. Anyway, on Sunday I came into possession of a nerite snail (i named him Cedric). Short version. A girl at my school did a photo shoot with one crawling on her model in a tub (from what i know the tub was...
  17. Traveling with multiple aquatic animals to college.

    Betta Fish Care
    I am going to me leaving for college in a few months and I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to transport my animals there. Below is a list of what I have. Live organisms: 4 African Dwarf Frogs 1 Betta Fish 1 Nerite snail 8 aquatic plants (including 1 marimo moss ball)...
  18. Introducing Nerite to Betta

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Last year I started a 2.5 gallon tank with 1 betta and 1 nerite snail. The two got along very well after a few hours of antagonism when I first put the snail in the tank. Right around memorial day, the betta got sick and died, and within a week I bought a new betta, Hannibal. The new betta...
  19. Brown Algae Problem

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Lately my filter has started turning brown, and at first I thought this was normal, but then it turned completely brown: Now it's definitely spread to the rest of the tank. It's not super visible in this picture, but to me it's most visible on the leaves of my anubias and in the gravel...
  20. Nerite Snail Questions

    Betta Fish Care
    Ok. So today I went to petsmart and bought a small nerite snail for one of my betta tanks (not sure which one it is going in yet but all my tanks are 3 gallons and are heated and cycled). I've never had a snail before and I did do a bunch of research before I got one. I have a couple...
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