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Old 04-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Spixi Snail - Tiger Nerite

Anyone know if these guys are desirable in a fish tank, in a shrimp tank?

Spixi - Understand they eat lots of other snail/eggs/young, and occasionally plants.

Do they cause cloudy water, nasty bioload?

ok with one or two or one, or ???
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I wouldn't keep the spyxi, your shrimp need plants. Sounds like they will eat them.

One nerite per 5gallons is my rule.. You always have to supplement them.
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Some people like keeping spixi's, i think they are pretty cool but there is some invasive issues with them so I don't even bother. Nerites are always fun, I keep a few dozen olive nerites, I don't supplement them with anything but they do well, there's plenty of biofilm for them to eat.
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Some people like keeping spixi's, i think they are pretty cool but there is some invasive issues with them so I don't even bother. Nerites are always fun, I keep a few dozen olive nerites, I don't supplement them with anything but they do well, there's plenty of biofilm for them to eat.
what size tank is it? In larger tanks I know you'd be fine without supplementing. But smaller tanks don't have enough biofilm for all the shrimp and snails lol.
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Tanks alot!

This would be in the 18 bowfront, 32 half hex, 35 JEBO (15 gal QT tank) or 6.6 edge.
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In the micro tanks if there is more than 1 per 5 gallons, I supplement. That's all I meant. Jeta knows his stuff.
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