Species such as Gyraulus albus or 'White Ramshorn Snail' only grow up to 1/3 of an inch in size. Ultimately, the decision is up to you! 270 Posts . Under good conditions, they can grow very fast. common names : apple snail minimum tank size : n/a hardiness : easy aggressiveness : peaceful diet : algae , uneaten fish food , dead fish , dead plants. Aquarium Forum > General Freshwater Aquarium Topics > Bettas > Trapdoor Snail,Ramshorn Snail orTrumpet Snail Brown body. Snails can also be used as a great natural food for certain fish like puffers or loaches as well as aquatic turtles and crayfish. A Ramshorn Snail can be seen for hours on end canvasing the tank for edible matter. (or does it matter?) Some excellent species that work well with ramshorns include: Mystery Snails; Neocaridina Shrimp; Most bottom feeders I actually have 4 adult snails in a 10 gallon tank with a Betta. Ramshorn snails will quickly overpopulate, I wouldn't voluntarily introduce those guys. Our friendly betta keepers are always eager to see new threads about bettas. Occasionally you may see them swimming belly up on the surface of the water. Such shells resemble a coil of rope, or (as the name suggests) a ram's horn. They have a strong appetite and will get rid of all algae in no time. A peaceful little snail, these little guys tend to mind their own business. Other snail-eating species like pufferfish and crabs should also be avoided. Some are quite small. ... Btw don't ramshorn snails reproduce asexually? 4. The snail can breathe both with atmospheric air (by means of its special pulmonary cavity) and with oxygen dissolved in the water. A starting colony of five snails should be plenty. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 10, 2016. Or can I just put them all in? AnyaJ. Watch Queue Queue. Snails enjoy the same tank conditions as betta fish, and they only produce a tiny bio-load, … So don't be shy, start a new thread about your betta, with your betta questions, betta breeding, and other betta stories. Ramshorn snails have been in the aquarium hobby longer than almost any other type of snail. Hi! Bettas, crayfish, most gouramis and apple snails will also prey on these snails. The tank has a filter, heater, lid with light. But what is their natural habitat like? Ramshorn snails are amphipneustic creatures, adapted to life in polluted waters with low content of oxygen in water. They are native to the mekong basin in south-east Asia, hardly the small Betta aquarium bowl that we keep them in. We found a snail in our betta tank. My FAVORITE bottom feeder in the entire aquarium hobby! But even snails with an operculum, like Trumpet Snails, are no match for a hungry Assassin Snail. Small (1-2cm) snail. plus, they are pretty, but purple/blue mystery snails are pretty too. A Ramshorn Snail can do a good job keeping a tank clean by eating uneaten food, dead or decaying plant matter, debris, detritus, and soft algae buildup on hard surfaces. With the mystery snails the population control would be easier. Most of the snails are classified in the Planorbidae family. Ramshorn snails are extremely prolific and adaptable snails. Clear, whitish spotted shell with brown center. 5+ Ramshorn Snails. Calcium needs to be added to their diet. 1/5. These cute snails will help keep your fish tank healthy and clean great as a tankmate with betta … This means any two snails of any gender can reproduce together. I'm more concerned about getting good snails in the 50 gallon tank than the Betta bowl. However, if the population of Ramshorn uncontrollably, then other fauna potential famine. Close. You can keep the ramshorn snails in the betta tank (Because it's hard to get them out!) Ramshorn Snail. Betta fish {Betta splendens} are solitary creatures, and indeed the species is nicknamed the siamese fighting fish for a reason; males don’t get along with one another in close proximity. Tank Raised! These small baby ramshorn snails will help keep your aquarium clean as well as add new life to your aquarium. The thing is, they got in there because I bought live plants, but most of them died. If you consider Ramshorn snails as pets, or you love to rear them for commercial purposes, then … Sometimes betta fish will nip at the long antenna, but most bettas will leave the snails alone. The only reason why I wanted the red ramshorn snails was because I read that they always eat algae, mystery snails only eat them when they're young. So they pose a mighty risk to the ramshorn snail. Assassins may also be interested in shrimp fry. ~Katy~ Nancy Junior Bubble Nester. Betta: Some betta fish may eat smaller snails, but they come with their own set of issues if you wish to keep them in a community setting. They are hermaphrodites. I made the mistake to keep the ramshorn snails that hitch hiked on some plants. Since Ramshorn snails are often introduced in the aquarium as egg bundles hidden in newly acquired plants, treating the plants can help lot. (Hence the reason they are sometimes used as a food source for puffers.) Are they like fish in the way that they can be territorial? Ramshorn Snails can be a good match for species tanks as well, like shrimp or snail tanks. Ramshorn snails are small snails that come in many different colors and patterns, and like Malaysian trumpet snails some love them and some will go to great measures to get rid of them. I'm thinking about getting a couple of snails to put in the bowl with my betta to help clean the bowl. Goldfish: Many larger Goldfish will hoover up snails in your tank. Will bettas eat snails? BETTA tank enhancing combo - algae eating ramshorn snails and live plants. They are very beautiful with their spiraling shells with black stripes. Posted by 2 hours ago. The snails are fed our Snail food Pack diet to It’s true: Ramshorn snails are prolific breeders. Lifespan is about 1-2 years, very seldom they live longer. But, if you keep your betta well-fed and he isn't aggressive, then you should definitely look into them! I personally also keep mystery snails with my betta in a 10 gallon. Therefore, you should better control the growth of snail on this one. 5+ Ramshorn snails Snails! So, I have a ramshorn snail problem. hi, I want to get ramshorn snails from 2 different breeders (I want to get 10 from each) I'm perfectly aware of the breeding "problem" I was wondering, How do I Introduce them all to the same tank? Ramshorn snails breed at quite a rate, so, although they only live for a year or so, you won’t need to worry about buying more. Help/Advice. However, if you happen to have any sort of soft algae or brown diatom issue, nerites would be able to clean this up as well. Yes, but just make sure they are freshwater snails like Zebra Nerite and Mystery Snails. Not only that, but they are also very effective at cleaning algae, carcasses, rotting leaves – anything you want to get rid of from your tank. They are also a good source of food for puffer fish. Most loaches, bettas, dwarf puffer fish, and assassin snails should be avoided if you’re trying to keep ramshorn snails. Member. In fact, a local pet store in my area had a big Goldfish they would move around to the different tanks to keep the pest snails under control. and the apple snails in another tank. In the aquarium trade it is used to describe various kinds of freshwater snails whose shells are planispiral, meaning that the shell is a flat coil. Consider about it before the purchase of this beautiful snail. Can Betta fish can live with snails? If you don’t fancy cherry shrimp then why not try a Ramshorn snail. 75g Discus Tank said: You can also just put a blanched piece of veggies like cucumber or zucchini. Keep reading to learn how your Betta Fish and Snail can live as mates! The Ramshorn Snail Lowdown. Sep 8, 2017. So if you have a planted tank, I highly suggest getting yourself some ramshorn snails for sale. Can anyone identify type? It just all depends on the betta's temperament, because more aggressive bettas will try to bite mystery snails' long feelers that wiggle like tasty worms.