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My snail will go up to the top of the water and then just let go!!! Is this normal or is he just having fun?!?!
 

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Leeds0910 said:
My snail will go up to the top of the water and then just let go!!! Is this normal or is he just having fun?!?!
What type of snail? Mystery snails will often do this! If he's not a nystery then idk why
 

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Mystery Snails do this often.

I don't know of any other snail that does it, but its not exactly out of the ordinary.
 

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My Apple snail and mystery snail do this. The apple loves to climb on the water out put of my canister filter and fly like superman across the tank in the water flow. Its hilarius!
 

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Even nerites will do this. Pond as well.
 
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I don't really know what kind he is... got him from petsmart
 

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If you post a picture we could tell you
I think petsmart only sells Nerite and mystery snails. Unless you didn't buy him and he tagged along with something else... then he's probably a pond snail
 
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He doesn't like pics, best I can do right now
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Yep, he's a mystery snail
 
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fjh said:
Yep, he's a mystery snail
Is that good or bad? He's quite interesting
 

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Leeds0910 said:
Is that good or bad? He's quite interesting
Depends on your point of view considering you bought him, I'm guessing you want to have a snail lol

I have a few mystery snails, and I love them. They are super active and keep my tankso clean. And they don't reproduce and make me overrun with snails either!
 

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Just make sure you feed him. Mystery snails will munch on algae a little, but need another main food source. They like veggies, zucchini is a good choice. Just cook it just enough to make it soft and drop it in the tank. Remove it the next day or so.
 

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My nerite snails will do that sometimes. It's normal
 
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fjh said:
Depends on your point of view considering you bought him, I'm guessing you want to have a snail lol

I have a few mystery snails, and I love them. They are super active and keep my tankso clean. And they don't reproduce and make me overrun with snails either!
Well, my mom bought him and kinda left him with me, so him and 4 neon tetras, and an albino pleco made it into the tank with my betta... they are all one big happy family
 

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Until here recently, I never realized what utterly fascinating creatures snails are! Some of the videos I've seen of mystery snails are so wonderful! I hope to have a few of these myself, once my tank is ready!
 

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Leeds0910 said:
Well, my mom bought him and kinda left him with me, so him and 4 neon tetras, and an albino pleco made it into the tank with my betta... they are all one big happy family
LOL nice mom ;D
You do have some stocking problems if you want to discuss it
 
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fjh said:
LOL nice mom ;D
You do have some stocking problems if you want to discuss it
Sure, as you can tell I don't know a whole lot about healthy tanks...

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Until here recently, I never realized what utterly fascinating creatures snails are! Some of the videos I've seen of mystery snails are so wonderful! I hope to have a few of these myself, once my tank is ready!
They have them in all colors at petsmart!!!
 

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Leeds0910 said:
Sure, as you can tell I don't know a whole lot about healthy tanks...
No problem! That's why we are all here - to learn and help!

First of all, how large is your tank?
Do you know what type of pleco you have? (Albino bn pleco, albino common pleco, etc)
Your tetras are schooling fish, and should be kept in groups of 6+, with 8+ being preferable (larger the school, less stress the fish will be and happier/healthier/longer their lives will be). In addition, tetras in general should be housed in 20 gallon+ for swimming space (though you can get away with smaller tanks with the smaller tetra).
Depending on the type of pleco, he might outgrow your tank. Plecos also have a large bioload (just fyi)
 
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fjh said:
No problem! That's why we are all here - to learn and help!

First of all, how large is your tank?
Do you know what type of pleco you have? (Albino bn pleco, albino common pleco, etc)
Your tetras are schooling fish, and should be kept in groups of 6+, with 8+ being preferable (larger the school, less stress the fish will be and happier/healthier/longer their lives will be). In addition, tetras in general should be housed in 20 gallon+ for swimming space (though you can get away with smaller tanks with the smaller tetra).
Depending on the type of pleco, he might outgrow your tank. Plecos also have a large bioload (just fyi)
It's a 10 gallon tank... he is an albino bristle nose pleco
 

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Leeds0910 said:
It's a 10 gallon tank... he is an albino bristle nose pleco
Oki dokies
I would get some more neon tetras. A bn pleco should be fine for a 10 gallon neons are a smaller tetra, so while they would be happier in a larger tank, I don't think you'll have any problems in a 10 gallon...
 
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