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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Snails dying in low-tech nano

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I have a 1 gallon cube tank with some plants (moss, hornwort, baby tear) and balanced water along with a betta and mts snails. Everything is growing well, except that my snails are not able to survive beyond a certain point...too many snails are at the bottom of the tank.

I have fluval substrate (for plants) and use normal tap water (NYC) to fill up the tank. Lights at 4500k.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 09:16 PM
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The Betta might be eating them. In my Betta bowl, any small Ramshorns I put in turn up as empty shells overnight. My Nerites do just fine. Never actually seen him eat them, but that's the only explanation I have.

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I am also thinking the betta is having a snack. But check your parameters just to be safe.



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Yep, could be the betta.

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in a 1 gallon tank you should only have about 2 MTS snails...overpopulation can be doing them in as well.




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