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Thread: Best snail

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    0 Not allowed!
    I have a 6 gallon fluvel edge and I have a rock that is the only rough thing alage can really grow on but on the sunny side of the tank there is the worst brown alage I have ever seen I clean it a week but I want to get a snail to eat it it is brown alage what would be the best snail for itself


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    5 Not allowed!
    Try Nerite snails. They're doing a fabulous job in my 65 cleaning brown diatoms off of my plants and the glass. I still help them along during water changes by scraping off the excess, but between the Nerites snails and the very large Amano shrimp I've put in there, my substrate and plant leaves are much cleaner.

    On top of that Nerite snails are attractive. You can get striped ones or spotted ones. Just be sure that when you place them into your tank, you carefully set them right side up onto the substrate. Don't drop them into the water. If they land on their backs, they'll die. It's very difficult for them to turn over.
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    I agree! You don't have to worry about your tank getting infested with thousands of nerite snails because they only breed in brackish waters (water with a small quantity of salt). Read about them in this article by AC (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snail/nerite.php)
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    4 Not allowed!
    Agreed. with their positive qualities (eat algae but not plants, pretty, many varieties, etc) I find it's actually a terrible shame they don't reproduce in freshwater. A hypothetical tank with a nerite infestation would probably look like it had very colorful, ornate gravel - I certainly wouldn't mind that.

    There are some nerite species that can reproduce in freshwater, but they are not sold in the hobby and may require cooler waters.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I would like to get some nerite nails for my 75g that is plagued with diatoms. If I get them from Petsmart I am concerned about them bringing in an issue from their water to mine. Is there a chance that they could spread ick to my tank?
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    From what I've read in the past, snails won't become infected with ich, but may carry the parasite with them from other tanks.

    Best to QT the snails if the come from a tank that has any possibility of being infected.
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    For the OP, you would really only need one nerite in a tank that size. Though from what I have read-sometimes that doesn't mean you won't have eggs, not sure why.
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    I just saw a vid of parasites coming out of a nerite snail...
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    Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silbar View Post
    I just saw a vid of parasites coming out of a nerite snail...
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