I have been posting a lot on here, and so far everyone has been so helpful! I really appreciate it.
So my tank is finally cycled. I’m supper excited. However I did run into some unexpected problems... freaking pests! 3 kind that I can tell.
1. Little snails, almost transparent. Maybe about 2mm long.
2. Seed Shrimp. They look like fruit flies filling my tank.
3. Worms. I believe they are detritus worms.
I’m a little angry about all that, mostly because I didn’t bleach dip them. I’m new to the hobby, and that seemed to schetchy. I figured being in such a high ammonia environment would kill off any pest.
Anyway, I didn’t let that stop me from stocking my tank.
I have 1 female Betta, an Oto catfish, and 3 assassin snails.
Will this get rid of my pest problem?
I know the assassins will get rid of the pest snails. I was told by the pet store there is a chance they will eat the Seed Shrimp eggs.
The Cat fish will eat the detritus, preventing the worms.
I’m hoping one of the three have a taste for seed shrimp, or detritus worms
The alternative is Snail Zap. I’d have to remove my assassins. But I really don’t want to put my new fish threw that. Just seems like unneeded stress on new fish, that are in a new tank.
What do you guys think?