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    In my 40 gallon long tank, how many snails do you think I should have? I know it all depends on a great many things, but given that the tankmates are peaceful and the only other bottom dwellers are corys, what do you think? I am thinking of getting 5 of them. Does it even matter as long as they are fed properly?
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    All depends on the species of snail of course but my experience is that keeping the number of snails down to a decent level is a lot more of a challenge than deciding how many to start with.

    I didn't buy any snails at all and now have two species. One stays down to a decent number but the other ones are multiplying like crazy. I chuck in some green such as cucumer or a leaf of boiled spinach. Next moring I dump it in a net and the 30 snails that are on it are gone as well.

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    Yep, unless you only get olive nerite snails, you will have a few dozen to a few hundred in that 55g in about a month, depending on how much you feed.
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    Well, cool. Maybe. I have 4 mystery snails, 2 gold and 2 blue, in my daughter's 35 gallon and so far no babies. So I guess I'll start with 2 in the 40 and see where that takes me. Thanks, guys!
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