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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 01:50 AM
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I have 5 nerite in my cichlid tank. They're very cool looking and hard workers, but no real personality.

I have some free ram snails and I have to admit I spend time watching them. They're so much more entertaining than I could have imagined.

Check out the one I call "Turbo" pretending hes in a circus, walking a tightrope of hair algae. The further out he got the more the tightrope wobbled, so he turned and went back haha
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post #32 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 02:10 AM
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Yup, exactly that! Thanks for sharing.

Ramshorn may be the right direction for me.
Yeah, you can't really remove those little white eggs either. Not sure what kind of industrial glue they use but it's tough.

I made the choice to keep this guy in my 10 gallon betta tank and not move him into my new 29 gallon because I don't like seeing the eggs all over the place. I'd rather see "pest" snails because at least I can pull them out when there are too many.

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Check out the one I call "Turbo" pretending hes in a circus, walking a tightrope of hair algae. The further out he got the more the tightrope wobbled, so he turned and went back haha
That's hilarious!

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I have nerites in my Spec V and really have grown to dislike their egg laying habits. I have blue ramshorn snails in my other tanks and vastly prefer them. They reproduce fairly quickly but that doesn't bother me, I am happy to have the extra algae removal help.





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I have nerites in my Spec V and really have grown to dislike their egg laying habits. I have blue ramshorn snails in my other tanks and vastly prefer them. They reproduce fairly quickly but that doesn't bother me, I am happy to have the extra algae removal help.



I'll happily buy extra blue footed blue ramshorns off you! I just wish it wasn't below freezing AAAAAHHHHH, maybe in spring.

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I feel like my hesitation with nerites is the eggs they lay. They are the ones that make tanks look like an Auntie Anne's Pretzel, right??
I recently "rehomed" my two nerite snails for that reason ! They were very busy & attractive snails, however they laid millions of eggs everywhere. The eggs are like cement, and I have had to scrape everything with a razor blade. Now I have 4 tiny assassins, they are lovely !


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