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post #1 of 8 Old 07-26-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question can you put a snail with a goldfish

Hi, I have a baby goldfish in a 10 gal tank and would like to put a snail in with it. Would it be ok, what kind would anyone suggest? I only want 1 to help keep the tank clean. Thanks much


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 10:46 AM
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If you only want one, and you are looking for a good algae eater, I would go with some type of nerite snail.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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can they live with a heater?


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Nerite snails are marine or brackish snails aren't they? I can't find anything on them living in freshwater...? tell me if I am wrong

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I lied I found one ha ha

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 02:34 PM
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Yes, they can live with or without a heater.There are lots of different nerite snails for sale that have been acclimated to fresh water.Most will not reproduce without brackish or saltwater.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 08:05 PM
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Is this 10g a temporary housing for the goldfish I hope? Snails poo a lot so adding a snail to your 10g will not help matters.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it is temp until I can get the 20 gal up and cycled but the additional info about the poo is good to know! I really just want something to help keep the tank clean if possible. Thanks much


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