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  1. I was planing on getting one or two for my Oranda tank. Ever since I put plants in I've got a bit of an algae problem. I'm trying to decide whether to get horned nerites, which are smaller than the average nerite snail or just zebra nerites. Is their any difference besides size? I wanted horned but I heard there is a choking hazard. Though I'm not too concerned cause my fish are relatively small. Anyone ever had horned nerite snails with goldfish?
  2. Some of you know that I got some leopard/zorro nerites recently. I've had them for about three weeks now, and still don't feel comfortable adding them to my tank. Of six, five still remain. Two keep messing with me, looking dead and not moving, while three of them zoom around pretty consistently. I'm not sure that they even eat. This morning I was changing the water, and it smelled funky. So I stuck my nose to the dead looking ones, and yeah, they stink. But they are most definitely still alive. I smell one of the seemingly healthy snails, and that one does not give me the air of roses either. Do snails always smell weird? Is it not normal to sniff snails at 9 in the morning? I wouldn't mind continuing this until I feel they are healthy and able to go in the big tank (and maybe that's all they need, but they're not going near my fishes! ), but we are going on vacation in ten days. I don't know what to do. Anyone have some advice to offer? My only idea is to transfer some media to my unused filter, and stick it in the 10 gallon?
  3. Hey guys I haven't forgotten about this site, I've just been super busy with school. (I still check in every now and then), I miss ya My fish, Lucy and Koko are doing great! Anyways, I was wondering, does anyone have a nerite algae eating snail, similar to the one Alex was talking about, that they would like to sell? Or a good website to buy them? Let me know!
  4. I think I've mentioned my new snails that came a month or so ago. I got a package of 10 from a seller on ebay. They have done a fantastic job on the algae in both the goldfish and the betta tank. Here's an example of the difference the little horned nerites can make on plants: You see the little yellow guy on a wonderfully green leaf that he had spent the day cleaning. In front and to the left, are the other leaves that he hasn't cleaned yet - yucky algae all over! Thank you little snails!! One problem will be what to feed them once the algae is under control? I tried to take them out and feed them algae wafers, but no luck. I have 7 in the 55 and 3 in the betta tank. Any ideas? Thanks for looking! mj
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