Snails and Sand?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Snails and Sand?

Snails and Sand?

This is a discussion on Snails and Sand? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hello, My new 55 gallon is about ready for population, and I'm thinking about bottom cleaners - I've got 4 dwarf crayfish and 3 ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Red Phantom Tetra
Red Phantom Tetra
Siamese Fighting Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish
Reply
Old 08-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
 
jim21's Avatar
 
Snails and Sand?

Hello,

My new 55 gallon is about ready for population, and I'm thinking about bottom cleaners - I've got 4 dwarf crayfish and 3 cherry shrimp in there now, but was thinking about adding a couple of my mystery snails from another tank. Anyone know if they have a problem on/with the sand? I've read the rams horn do OK w/sand but haven't seen much info regarding mystery snails.

Also, if anyone knows of a catfish or bottom feeder that TRUELY eats waste (the stuff the snails/fish/shrimp won't eat or leave behind) I'd love to know about it.

Thanks!
-jim
jim21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 01:07 AM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Jim, I'm wary about your crayfish. These creatures have been known to ambush fish and eat them. Any bottom dwellers and snails won't last long at any rate.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
 
jim21's Avatar
 
Thanks Lupin!

I had actually never thought about it from that perspective - they are only about an inch long so I always worried that they would be expensive food for a quick fish (and since there used to be 5 I'm pretty sure one got eaten). But now that you mention that I'm going to reconsider their current home. Luckily, I have a couple extra small tanks for just this type of situation! :)

Thanks agian!
-jim
jim21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too late for live sand? (2 months in, used plain sand) Solarfall Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 08-05-2009 05:44 PM
Mystery Snails, Rare Trumpet Snail and Breeding of Assassin Snails Lupin Invertebrates 4 04-24-2009 03:55 AM
Pond snails dying, worried for mystery snails. Falina Invertebrates 6 11-19-2007 12:20 PM
Can Ramshorn Snails and Mystery snails mate? dominicanpapi82 Invertebrates 3 08-07-2007 02:07 PM
Live sand Question how do you mix live sand and unlive sand raymi17 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 02-13-2007 01:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.