snails

  1. Circus

    Breeding Nerites

    So in my 20 gallon Brackish I keep my specific gravity around 1.08. Up until now I didn't have to be super on top of it because the only fish in there are female guppy, which are euryhaline. A couple of months ago I placed 4 zebra nerite snails in there. I was hoping they would breed (I know the...
  2. M

    Do Nerite Snails need to eat calcium or just have it in the water?

    So, I'm relatively new to snails. My boyfriend always wanted me to get one, but I wasn't really interested (too worried about crazy snail reproduction after hearing some horror stories from friends). But I found a beautiful little tiger nerite at the fish store and I fell in love. After a quick...
  3. H

    New tank with snails

    I set up a brand new tank 3 days ago and I bought live plants that, unfortunately, came with pond snails. I've noticed that they're leaving a lot of waste behind and I'm worried about ammonia levels in the tank. I'm getting my fish in 4 days and I don't want to introduce them into an unhealthy...
  4. D

    Problem with Snails

    I have now watched my minor snail issue blossom into an infestation and I am wondering how I can (1) attack and control the issue and (2) keep it under control in the future. I have read about lettuce traps, hand-picking, and other techniques for getting the population under control and will...
  5. vikinglord13

    Vikinglord's Freshwater Biocube

    Hey all, I'll be posting videos from my channel here, and am happy to discuss my tank! -Andrew New tank video: 3-week update video: As always, thanks for watching and please like and subscribe to follow along :)
  6. S

    Do rams horn snails and trumpet snails escape?

    Hi Thanks for the response before re plant cleaning, I am curious about the use of the rams horn and Malaysian trumpet snails as a clean up crew in an aquarium with shrimp. Do you think these would escape? I have bottle aquariums where the snails have rarely ever gone above the water level. Do...
  7. ukdamon

    Dwarf/Pygmy Puffer

    I have 3 dwarf puffers and I have never really kept puffers before. I am aware that they eat snails and frozen food rather than pellets and flake food etc. If I don't have many snails in my tank do I need to buy live food/snails for them? Any advice would be useful, Thanks
  8. M

    Heater watts for a five gallon

    So a little bit of background first. I'm in college and I live in the dorms. A neighbor on my floor bought six male guppies and two mystery snails, and stuck them all in a 2.5 gal without heat/filter/air, and without proper bacteria supplement and tap water purifier. Two guppies died. After...
  9. M

    Guppy help

    hello, I recently got 2 fish tanks and started phsycling them. I had 4 guppies and a snail in one tank and in the other I had 2 mollies a snail and 2 guppies. In one of my tanks both of my mollies died. That startled me so I moved my other fish (the guppies and the snail) to the other tank...
  10. M

    Guppy help

    hello, I recently got 2 fish tanks and started phsycling them. I had 4 guppies and a snail in one tank and in the other I had 2 mollies a snail and 2 guppies. In one of my tanks both of my mollies died. That startled me so I moved my other fish (the guppies and the snail) to the other tank...
  11. F

    New To Plants, Want Advice

    I'm new to plants, (other than moss/moss balls) and I am adding a java fern and an Anubis (which comes pre rooted to a piece of driftwood,) and java moss and wanted some advice on how to make sure the plants thrive I a new environment, and how to get the java fern to root in my gravel substrate...
  12. matchstickgeezer

    Nerite Snails - The Algae Solution

    I’m sure other people will have said similar over the last few years, but I cannot stress enough how effective a small group of Nerite snails can be in a tank with algae. My 3ft tank and bogwood was covered in years and years of algae. I could boil it or scrub it off. In the end I added 4...
  13. ameliagb

    what can I keep with my senegal bichirs?

    Hi! okay so I have a bowfront tank of like 50 ish gal with 2 senegal bichirs one grey one and one albino both fairly small but the grey one growing at a kind of noticeable rate as well as 1 pink and 1 blue convict. the tank is very natural looking and heavily planted with a set up of rock...
  14. ameliagb

    tank mates for my potentially semi-aggressive tank

    Hi there! I currently have a 55/60 gal tank (its rounded in the front so im not 100% sure on the size) but it has good floor space and lots of swim room. I have 2 small bichir polypterus that keep to themselves I only see them during water changes and occasionally when they're eating or darting...
  15. fishyfishy101

    Newly acquired tank and fish !

    I've adopted a 30 gal tank and fish from a friend who was moving and couldn't keep them ! All went well with the move and the set up of the tank at the new home - everyone lived ! Included are 2 red tail black sharks, 4 guppies, and a catfish . It's been about 6 weeks now :) One of the sharks...
  16. musicalbetta

    Treating Betta for Fin Rot Questions?

    My betta fish recently contracted fin rot unfortunately, so I began treating him. I’m kinda new to keeping bettas btw, but I started treating him with API fungus cure. It contains malachite green and acriflavine. I also have a nerite snail, so to be safe, I put him in another container which I’m...
  17. J

    How to deal with a snail infestation in a tank with newts?

    sorry if this is in the wrong thread. So I have searched countless threads and articles on this subject but cant seem to find a solution. Basically I have a cold water tank with two fire belly newts and too many snails to count, it all started when I purchased a new tank and planted live...
  18. Fiji

    Possible Copper Poisoning?

    Hey everyone, So I've recently gone back to live plants but cannot afford a co2 system at the moment so I've been using Seachem Excel as a supplement. Now ever since I started using this fertilizer some strange things have been happening and the only factor I can connect this behavior to could...
  19. FishForTanksNotBellies

    New to TFF, saying hello!

    Hello! My name is Jamie Adams, and I come from a little town called Plymouth in Wisconsin. My boyfriend and I recently got into the fish hobby, after we seen a sickly fish swimming in Lake Michigan. Since then, we have found ourselves having Mollies, Goldfish, Gourami's, Snails, and Shrimp! 2...
  20. S

    What snails do I have ?

    I originally bought some live plants and they must have had eggs on and I ended up with hundreds so what I believe to be red ramshorn snails and thousands of eggs all over the tank and my fish started dying .. i disovered that the snails were considered a pest and I discarded of them and had a...
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