SNAILS or SHRIMP

Discussion in 'Polls' started by fishphreak_4, Aug 9, 2005.

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What kind of invertebrate/plant do you have in your tank?

  1. Snail

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  2. Shrimp

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  3. Crab

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  4. Plant

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  5. none

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  1. fishphreak_4

    fishphreak_4New MemberMember

    just wondering what people have in their tank. i have six snails and ghost shrimp.
     
  2. onelovie

    onelovieValued MemberMember

    In my 55 gallon tank I have two snails and in my 10 gallon tank I have a snail and a ghost shrimp. Both of my tanks also have live plants.
     
  3. FishFan

    FishFanValued MemberMember

    Well-I have 3 snails, but my 4 ghost shrimps died :(
     
  4. Miss Mouse

    Miss MouseWell Known MemberMember

  5. JustinT

    JustinTNew MemberMember

    I have two blue snails, 40 something ghost shrimp (i hardly see them) and tons of plants
     
  6. fishfreak

    fishfreakValued MemberMember

    i like live plants and fakes i have one shrimp i use to have ten but they died but i get them for free at my farmpond
     
  7. Susie

    SusieNew MemberMember

    Actually, I do have some pond snails, but I did'nt want them and I'm trying to get rid of them!
     
  8. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    For now I'm sticking with plastic plants and fish. Hopefully that will change soon, although I'm perfectly happy with what I've got now.
     
  9. Jessie_Lynn

    Jessie_LynnValued MemberMember

    I have natural plants in my aquarium. They are better than the fake ones because they have more movement in the tank. Especially when the bubble wand throws bubbles on to it. I had a ghost shrimp but he had an unhappy ending when he started beating up on my two PLECOS...
     
  10. wolfman21

    wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    Gotta go with ghost shrimp. They are so cool to watch and help clean the tank at the same time
     
  11. wolfman21

    wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    Inadvertantly had some snails once, they reproduce way too fast.
     
  12. Neville

    NevilleWell Known MemberMember

  13. tan.b

    tan.bWell Known MemberMember

    i have both shrimp and snails. the snails are unwanted pond snails that hitched a ride on the plants and breed far too fast! the shrimps i want more of, so hope they breed. ;D
     
  14. wolfman21

    wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    I couldn't agree with you more. Those pond snails reproduce way too fast and I don't like them except for their cleaning abilities. The shrimp are cool. Hoping mine will breed.
     
  15. tan.b

    tan.bWell Known MemberMember

    i have a couple of big pond snails and they clean really well, i dont mind them, but the hundreds of offspring...i just cant keep up!! especially when an algae wafer goes in, they multiply overnight and the amount of eggs i keep finding..... ::). i hope my shrimp breed too ;D. gonna buy some more next time i go to increase the chances! or put all 4 of mine together if i can catch them. how can you tell if they're girls or boys? the lfs man said they might be breeding pairs, but i'm not so sure!
     
  16. wolfman21

    wolfman21Valued MemberMember

    My ghost shrimp bred and I have a female with eggs. I got rid of all my snails. They cleaned, but they weren't worth the offspring, so I had to get rid of them.
     
  17. tan.b

    tan.bWell Known MemberMember

    how did you get rid of them? i've tried the kind ways, but unless i get every single one they'll just keep multiplying. is there a chemical thats safe to use with my shrimps and fish (see sig)? how long does the chem take to work? is it just a single dose? sorry for the questions....there's rather a lot!!! thanks, tan ;)
     
  18. FishnFry

    FishnFryValued MemberMember

    I have 4 yellow apple snails in a planted community tank and soon to add my 8 red cherry shrimp in there. The problem is I have adopted 2 angelfish that I want to put in the planted tank as well which could pose a threat to the RCS.