I believe you're thinking of pond snails, which are generally regarded as pests by everyone. They are asexual, so they don't need a mate to reproduce. Mystery snails, apple snails, and nerite snails require a mate to reproduce, so if you only have one, you won't have any unwanted babies.e_watson09 said:Watch out if you're going with a snail many (maybe most I can't remember) can multiply on their own and you will end up with THOUSANDS of snails, your tank will be clean, but who really wants a thousand snails in their little 5 gal?
Oh I bought a snail that was listed as "mystery snail" and I got it and then a few months later had THOUSANDS of babies. But maybe it was just a mistake.bassbonediva said:I believe you're thinking of pond snails, which are generally regarded as pests by everyone. They are asexual, so they don't need a mate to reproduce. Mystery snails, apple snails, and nerite snails require a mate to reproduce, so if you only have one, you won't have any unwanted babies.
Some pleco breeds stay small and get a max of 3" and those variety are fine in a 10 gal.rae64 said:A pleco in a 10 gallon is not a good idea, just to note (I know the OP does not have a 10 gallon) Some people get away with corys, but IMO snails are much better suited for bettas.
Umm for sure a Rubber pleco, then some type a bristlenose or something that we have at work, then also a clown pleco (not a loach a actual pleco) But those are just the ones we keep in stockrae64 said:I would still be cautious with the plecos though... what breeds stay that little?
I agree that it would require a lot of cleaning due to the waste but I was just stating that it is an option. I didn't know exactly how much space they needed I just knew they stayed small.bolivianbaby said:I respectfully disagree. IMO-the smaller plecos shouldn't be kept in anything smaller than a 20 gallon. They produce a lot of waste.
True but not every betta would let something likethat in thier tank. It still all boils down to personality. And im only suggest one snail. But if you get more you'll have to manage your food.Emily1234 said:try a bristle-nose catfish i have one in with my fighter at the moment and they are fine together. They are in a 5 gallen tank the moment and the catfish will eventually get to about 15cm but that will take over 5 years for him to get that big. I wouldnt recommend snails.