View Full Version : snails with bettas

07-29-2008, 09:53 PM
we have several 10 gallon tanks with dividers and bettas -- is there any snail that could go in with them?? If so what do they eat??

07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
Most snails are fine with betta's - snails are super cleaners and will clean up any waste food, dying plant matter en even have a shuffle through the molm that builds up. You can feed them extra on veggies or bottom feeder tablets. I wouldn't go for the usual 'free' snails that come with plants as some betta's have developed a taste for them :19: But any other commercial bought snail will be fine.

07-30-2008, 03:21 AM
Mystery snails are good, but they are poop machines so you need good filtration. They eat algae and leftover fish food, as well as algae wafers and veggies.

07-30-2008, 01:25 PM
Would 1 snail be ok in a 5g with 1 betta?

07-30-2008, 01:34 PM
Would 1 snail be ok in a 5g with 1 betta?
A mystery snail will be fine....*S*

07-30-2008, 01:37 PM
hmmm, I don't know... the title "poop machine" makes me a little scared! :hmm3grin2orange:

07-30-2008, 03:55 PM
I have MTS with the betta, in fact the snails have outlived a couple fish over the years. They have even survived months w/out any feeding (when there wasn't a fish in there) by eating algae and the odd dead leaf from the live plants. They do seem to grow a bit faster when fed regularly.