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Best snails for shrimparium

My experience with common ramshorns is that they reproduce like duckweed. I am aware of marine acclimated to fresh nerites. Any others I should look into?

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My experience with common ramshorns is that they reproduce like duckweed. I am aware of marine acclimated to fresh nerites. Any others I should look into?
Thorned Nerite snails are cool, thry lay eggs sometimes which never hatch. Just make sure the PH is above 7 or their shells will erode, which is true for any snails.

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For what purposes? Algae control? Scavenging?

Algae control wise, nerites are a great choice. But they tend to lay unsightly eggs around the tank that will never hatch.

Sulawesi snails are cool, but I'm not sure what type of care requirements they need.

Scavenging wise, I like mystery snails.

So many fish/plants/inverts to keep, not enough aquaria.
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Pond and trumpet snails are my go-to for shrimp tanks because they stay a manageable size (I don't like my clean up crew being larger than the organisms I'm feeding). However if ramshorns overpopulate for you, these are almost bound to. But in a properly fed shrimp tank, there shouldn't be such an abundance of resources as to cause this.

Nothing good happens fast in an ecosystem.
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What's the size of the container/tank you plan to use? Water volume? Dimensions?

My default answer is, "All the snails are awesome!" But, as others here have already suggested, going with smaller types is probably a good idea.


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This is for my office desk so it will be < 10gals.

Tanks 1-3: LowTech 100 gals/ea - FAUNA: Albino Ancistrus, Red Ancistrus, L333 King Tiger Plecos, Green Neons, Cories, Male Guppies, Neocaridina Shrimp. FLORA: Anubias, Bucephilandra, Dwarf Sag, dwarf Bolbitis, Crypts, frogbit.
Tank 4: LowTech 33 gals - FAUNA: Ember Tetras, Sparkling Gouramis, Albino Ancistrus, Neocaridina Shrimp. FLORA: Aubias, Vals, Crypts, frogbit.
Future Tank 5: LowTech # gals Office Nano - FAUNA: Neocaridina Shrimp FLORA: Anubias, Bucephilandra, Java Moss, Frogbit
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