What to temporarily feed a nerite?

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I just bought an olive horned nerite from my LFS. I was going to order one online but jumped at the chance to buy one locally before they sold out. He is temporarily in a 1g with mature tank water while I wait to transfer him to my 10g tank in my high school library that is almost done cycling (also adding bb so that’ll finish the cycle nicely). What can I feed him while he’s in holding? There’s no algae in the 1g obviously, because it’s not set up all the time.

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Hello!
I just bought an olive horned nerite from my LFS. I was going to order one online but jumped at the chance to buy one locally before they sold out. He is temporarily in a 1g with mature tank water while I wait to transfer him to my 10g tank in my high school library that is almost done cycling (also adding bb so that’ll finish the cycle nicely). What can I feed him while he’s in holding? There’s no algae in the 1g obviously, because it’s not set up all the time.

Pic of the little guy in question :wub:

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You could try algae wafers but my snails completely ignored it. Some people have luck with broccoli.
 

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Why don't you put it in your main tank?
 
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Why don't you put it in your main tank?
It’s really small and I don’t want to lose track of it since it’s just going in a different tank in a day or two, plus it was in a tank with fish so it might be carrying diseases.
 

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Hello!
I just bought an olive horned nerite from my LFS. I was going to order one online but jumped at the chance to buy one locally before they sold out. He is temporarily in a 1g with mature tank water while I wait to transfer him to my 10g tank in my high school library that is almost done cycling (also adding bb so that’ll finish the cycle nicely). What can I feed him while he’s in holding? There’s no algae in the 1g obviously, because it’s not set up all the time.

Pic of the little guy in question :wub:

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