Is This Normal?

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Is it normal for nerite snails to be halfway out of the water?
 

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Yes, sometimes. Usually, it's if something is wrong with the water, or they just want to breathe.
Mine did that even when the water was just fine.
 
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Okay thanks. My other nerites aren't doing that.
 

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Some nerites are just weird, but if your water is fine, there's nothing to worry about.
Unless you have copper traces, that'll set them off.
 
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The only copper I have whatsoever is in my bettas food, not my snail food. Is this okay?
 

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I wouldn't feed anything with copper if there are inverts in the tank. I guess if you fed the betta one pellet at a time and made sure none ended up on the floor it might be okay, but I'd still worry about what happens to that copper after he eats it - does it come out in his poop? If it were me, I wouldn't risk putting anything containing copper into the tank. My bettas have always eaten Omega One Betta Buffet, which has no copper in it.
 
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Okay, I fed Bug Bites but I'll only feed my other pellets. Good thing thought, my other snail are fine. BTW, I just got another one If I have 1 betta, one mystery snail, and 4 nerites in a 10 gallon, am I overstocked? Could I add more nerites?
 

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A few more should be fine, but remember that they need to eat too, and there's only so much algae in a small tank. You will need to supplement their diet with algae wafers, bleached spinach/cucumber/zucchinI etc.
 
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