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What kind of singular fish can I have with mystery snails?

Maddie Dalsing

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So I have a 5 gallon snail tank, zero fish and just mystery snails, I’ve been considering getting one fish to put in, I was thinking a Betta but I don’t want anything aggressive hurting my snails. (But are Betta aggressive towards snails? I don’t know, I know goldfish are) They’re my babies. I also don’t want more than one fish, so like the kind of fish that need to be in a group is a no. I also know that a goldfish is a definite no because they will hurt the snails. So what else is there that’s pretty, doesn’t need a group of other fish, and isn’t aggressive towards snails?
 

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A betta is probably your only option for a singular fish, Ive noticed they wil pick at really tiny snails, but unless you want to keep every Last one of those babies then A betta would work, personally I would do a couple male guppies or a group of 4-6 male endlers
 

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So I have a 5 gallon snail tank, zero fish and just mystery snails, I’ve been considering getting one fish to put in, I was thinking a Betta but I don’t want anything aggressive hurting my snails. (But are Betta aggressive towards snails? I don’t know, I know goldfish are) They’re my babies. I also don’t want more than one fish, so like the kind of fish that need to be in a group is a no. I also know that a goldfish is a definite no because they will hurt the snails. So what else is there that’s pretty, doesn’t need a group of other fish, and isn’t aggressive towards snails?
You mentioned goldfish? I hope you do know goldfish and betta fish need completely different environments.
 

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You could consider some small fish like guppies. I just noticed you have a 5 gallon tank so 6-8 ember tetras I think would be too many.
 
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No tetras in a 5G. They need more swimming length. My bettas don’t seem to bother my snails but they may eat babies when I’m not looking.
 

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Guppies really need more swimming space too. About the only thing in a 5G will be a betta. Perhaps a female betta would be less aggressive. Each betta has its own personality and it just depends. A 5G tank is just too tiny for anything else. Have you considered a few red cherry shrimp?
 

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Guppies really need more swimming space too. About the only thing in a 5G will be a betta. Perhaps a female betta would be less aggressive. Each betta has its own personality and it just depends. A 5G tank is just too tiny for anything else. Have you considered a few red cherry shrimp?
What about Kuhli loaches?
 
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