Betta and mystery snail

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Kailyn, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Kailyn

    KailynValued MemberMember

    I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a male betta. I was thinking about putting a mystery snail in with him. Do you think that is too much bio load for a 5.5 gallon?
  2. llfish

    llfishWell Known MemberMember

    I have one with my bettas in each of my 4 5 gallons and they all wonderful ;)
  3. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I had one in my 5 gallon and it did not do anything to the bioload.
    I would say no more than one though depending on the size - two if they are small :)
  4. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I disagree with what Junne said about 2 if they are small... remember they will grow so plan for the future and only get one... I follow the rule of 1 apple/mystery snail per 5 gallons of water... as for betta relations I had 2 mystery snails in each of my non assassin snail tanks and all my tanks have bettas never had any issues! but always have a plan b in case you betta turns out to be an evil mastermind ;)
  5. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    2 are not going to cause a water quality problem, small or big, if it's just them and a betta. As long as they are getting enough to eat I don't see a problem.
  6. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    Well maybe it is just mine that are pooping machines... I still say 1 to 5g but to each their own...
  7. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I don't disagree with that, I just don't see two mystery snails and a betta creating a surplus of ammonia or excessive nitrates.
  8. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Mystery snails can poop a massive amount!
  9. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    You're right, I guess they probably wouldn't but put out that much but I would also worry about possible breeding as well...