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Snail in un-filtered tank?
Old 02-09-2009, 06:35 PM   #11
 
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Any color of mystery snail should work. Do note however "black" mystery snails do not exist. There is no solid black mystery snail. They're either dark striped green (wild form) or dark striped purple. Guppies will work fine but make the tank heavily planted if you want your shrimps to breed. Guppies can easily eat the shrimp larva.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:47 AM   #12
 
ok, thank u! :)
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:24 AM   #13
 
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i keep unwanted snailes in chipped wine glasses with avacado seeds in them at room temp goofy but better than the flusher i mean most FW snail breath air they just need to stay moist
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:03 AM   #14
 
I don't know as much as Lupin, but my experience with the golden mystery snail has been awesome. As far as I have read, they aren't asexual (althought some sites say otherwise, but I think I am right about this), so you don't have to worry about a lot of babies like you do with apple snails. The thing won't die. It survived two tank cycles and two parasites. It eats the left over food in the tank and when I feed peas to my fish, it cleans up what they don't eat. I have only had it for 3 months and have only owned my fish tank for that time, but I have learned the hard way about cycling tanks and parasites and so far, the snail is the heartiest thing I have put in my tank. Surprisingly the snail (lovingly named goldy by my kids) has quite the personality and is fun to watch. My kids want another one and there is no way because I am not willing to take the chance of having a tank full of snails (unless of course you are looking for that). Hope this helps even from a newbie :)
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:31 AM   #15
 
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I would suggest adding this sponge filter:
Hydro Sponge Filters | Sponge Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com
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All you need is a small air pump to run the filter. This is the exact model I am using on my 20 gallon Turtle aquarium, which has about 8 gallons of water, a Turtle, 2 Large Danios, and a Dojo Loach.
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The benefits of adding a filter are well worth the few dollars you will spend. Not only will you be able to do much more with this aquarium, you will have a a lot of versatility in future aquarium projects.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:19 AM   #16
 
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I don't know as much as Lupin, but my experience with the golden mystery snail has been awesome. As far as I have read, they aren't asexual (althought some sites say otherwise, but I think I am right about this), so you don't have to worry about a lot of babies like you do with apple snails
All apple snails are sexual. Sites that call them otherwise are a bluff.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:02 AM   #17
 
thanks everybody! The sponge filter was bought today, and the water is cycling! wait... do snails need cycled water? Also, are there any snails that will get along with Red Tailed Sharks? I really want ONE for my 10 gallon.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #18
 
Yes, they need cycled water.

So is this snail for your 10 gallon or for your "snail tank?"
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #19
 
nope, I have a 7.5 gallon snail tank (just started cycling today) , and I want ONE snail to go in m 10 gallon community tank.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #20
 
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snails could live in a toilet bowl as long as it wasn't too acidic (shell erosion) or too cold most people have the oposite problem.. how to get rid of them lol unless your one of those fancy snail ppl in that case i should've kept my mouth shut lol
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