Is there a coldwater algae-eating snail? Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by goldiegirl, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. goldiegirlValued MemberMember

    Hello. I have a tank with 2 goldfish, and I'm starting to get a little bit of a brown spot algae diatom problem on two of the walls that get some sunlight. I'd love to add some snails, but all the snails I've read about so far are tropical. Anyone have any suggestions for something I could add to a coldwater tank? Thank you!
  2. Elodea

    ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

    Nerite snails can live in a temp of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, I have no idea.
  3. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    regular old pond snails can live in about anything, although they can get really out of hand. I have ramhorn (I think thats what they're called) snails and they could live in a mud puddle in august or a snow drift in February, as they are probably the hardiest animal on the face of the planet.

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