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    Default Snail recommendations? Nice looking and no reproduction!

    I'm looking for a snail and have some requirements:

    1. Cannot mess with plants
    2. Should look good and have a nice shell design

    The third requirement is that it will be the only snail in my tank because I don't want it to reproduce. I've had bad experiences in the past with snails multiplying very fast and I could never actually get rid of them

    Does anyone have advice for me?

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    Neritina species! Lovely looking snail, but no reproduction in sweet water
    They will lay some eggs, but these only hatch in brackish or salty water.

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    Neritinas are great, but "eggs" are ungly. White dots everywhere. Shrimps clean it a bit, but there are new everyday.

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    Just a few samples. There are some more snails suitable for your demands.
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    Hmm... would any of the nerites be an issue with CRS breeding? Will they try to eat the eggs or anything?

    If not, are they fine for low pH like 6.6-7? If so, anything else I should know? I want one!

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    i have bumble bee nerite and limpet snail for my crs tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Just a few samples. There are some more snails suitable for your demands.
    I lost a lot of the zig zag snail, they like to crawl out of tank

    But the one that with dots seems to be a little better.

    On the whole, I found these 2 species do not do well in acidic tank. When newly bought, they will capsize and need help to get it back. And that happen many times to many of them. Anyway, I will not buy them as algae cleaning crew in my shrimp tank anymore, better leave them in their natural habital -- brackish water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankit View Post
    Hmm... would any of the nerites be an issue with CRS breeding? Will they try to eat the eggs or anything?

    If not, are they fine for low pH like 6.6-7? If so, anything else I should know? I want one!
    They are gentle to crs.

    These snails products white dots eggs on grass, wood and leaves, it can be an eyes sore to others, but I can leave with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silane View Post
    I lost a lot of the zig zag snail, they like to crawl out of tank

    But the one that with dots seems to be a little better.

    On the whole, I found these 2 species do not do well in acidic tank. When newly bought, they will capsize and need help to get it back. And that happen many times to many of them. Anyway, I will not buy them as algae cleaning crew in my shrimp tank anymore, better leave them in their natural habital -- brackish water.

    I have them for a long time now. In colder countries than SG for example the tanks are covered. They can left the water but not the tank.
    For non reproduction snails in freshwater there are not many other than brackish water snails. I have ramshorn and melanoides species for cleaning.
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    Am I the only person that hates snails? I have some in my plant quarantine tank but none in my fish or shrimp tanks. I just don't like them and I would never intentionally introduce them to one of my tanks. So I recomend none, unless you are making a biotope.

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