Question Snail For Betta In 20 Litres (5gal) Tank?

AleksTheFish

Active Member
Member
Messages
168
Reaction score
41
Hi. I was wondering if anyone knew and good snails (if there are any) for my 5gal/20L tank with just my Betta in. I previously had a shrimp but... that ended up with a half eaten shrimp. Would the snail be able to defend itself better? Are there and requirements for your recommended snail (hiding spots, plants, drops, etc..)?
Thank you!
 

CaptAnnDuchow

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,729
Reaction score
1,273
Location
Wisconsin
Experience
Just started
You could do 1 mystery or nerite snail...nerite will lay ugly eggs though but they won't hatch. And just make sure you have a good calcium source for the snails shell. I use weco wonder shells and my snails are doing great! They are all over my glass and very rarely are they were I can't see them so I don't think hiding is an issue..also vegetable and algae sinking wafers on hand for the little guy.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
OP
AleksTheFish

AleksTheFish

Active Member
Member
Messages
168
Reaction score
41
Ann Daniel said:
You could do 1 mystery or nerite snail...nerite will lay ugly eggs though but they won't hatch. And just make sure you have a good calcium source for the snails shell. I use weco wonder shells and my snails are doing great! They are all over my glass and very rarely are they were I can't see them so I don't think hiding is an issue..also vegetable and algae sinking wafers on hand for the little guy.
Thanks! Will a mystery snail lay eggs?
 

Sunflower

Well Known
Member
Messages
1,369
Reaction score
1,559
Experience
1 year
AleksTheFish said:
Thanks! Will a mystery snail lay eggs?
Yes but in large clutches above the water that you can easily remove
 

Repolie

Well Known
Member
Messages
3,755
Reaction score
2,392
Location
Alberta
Experience
4 years
Nerite snails are recommended if you want snails because they have shorter antennas that are unlikely to get nipped off.
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
220
Guests online
3,400
Total visitors
3,620

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom