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Love ramshorns. A normal nerite probably would die of starvation in such a small tank, but a horned nerite would probably do OK.

Ramshorns reproduce slowly enough and are really nice looking.
 

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Ah, only if you let them.

My smallest aquarium of two gallons has only about 4-6 mini ramshorns.

They lay lots of eggs. Very few young live to adulthood.

My view on ramshorns, nuisance and pond snails:

They are a wonderful tool for several things. Supplemental feeding for shrimp (in what they leave in their trails) and you know easily if you are overfeeding.

I don't overfeed, and I have a healthy population!
 

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That's awesome MABJ! I have a habit of overfeeding at times. LOL
Hehe! Not always an issue, but something you could probably curb over time. If you keep rams, then they'll definitely overpopulate!



MABJ's iDevice used for this message :p
 

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Horned Nerites!

Extremely tiny and cute! ^___^
And amazing algae eaters!

Be cautioned with Nerites though, they do lay bazillions of eggs on driftwood/rocks/silicone etc!

But if you don't mind the little white eggs , I'd throw some in there :)


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I'd throw a single nerite in there* no more.

They are tiny and cute, but they aren't cute when dead and starved. Lol.

I got lucky and got two males on my last order.
 
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