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Old 01-19-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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snail for algae


so my 9 gallon is getting some algae on the glass. I want to get a few algae eating snails but not nerites. I have them in my bigger tank and love them but I don't want all those scatter eggs on my smaller tank. I have about 20 shrimp, 2 scarlet badis and 4 endlers so I don't want to add more fish (as in otos) So what other snails will be great for algae but nice to my plants, shrimp and not leave scatter eggs??
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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Siamese algae eaters might work.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:21 AM   #3
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Just get some ramshorns, they are great for keeping the glass clean and are not so bad about overpopulating.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:52 AM   #4
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Ramshorns are doing a great job for me in my smaller tanks. Excellent algae eaters.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:14 AM   #5
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Strangely, I have 2 Nerites in my 5G Marineland Hex, and I have never had any eggs on the sides of the tank. They lay the majority of them on the small rocks I put in there.
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