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I have a fish tank, which has a moss ball and two shrimps in it, and there is also lots of wee snails. Recently I have noticed there is a web like thing over my plastic plants.

No matter how many snails I clear out, they always come back. I thought snails had to be a certain age, before reproducing, not just when born. are they coming from the moss ball, that was recently added?? also the water keeps receding and NO leaks in tank.

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The snails have come from wherever you purchased anything with water or that came out or water. Aquatic snails are different to land snails. Lot of info in the bottom links. I changed the category from Car and Trucks for you :>p

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The web like thing sounds like a fine weed. Tank needs a good clean and check the pump and filtration.

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If you have a heater running in the tank over time the water will go down.
depending on what snails you have will depend on the breeding.
if the snails started to show after you put the moss ball in then yes they have come from that.

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My betta fish is not eating. I placed a holiday disk in his tank for food while we were away this weekend.. Just got home and the water was extremely cloudy


I hope you did a big water change right away. The very first thing to do, any time there is a problem with water for fish, is to change at least half of it right away. If you have dip strip tests, test some of the water you change to find out if any readings are too high, but do the change first. If you don't have tests, you should consider getting some, they are the only way to tell if the water has too much ammonia, nitrite or nitrate for fish safety.

Cloudy water often means a bacterial bloom has happened, which isn't always dangerous to the fish. But sometimes they can be the result of a rise in ammonia. All fish produce ammonia as part of their respiration and all organic waste, which is broken down by bacterial action, also produces some ammonia.

For the future, It is MUCH safer to simply not feed your fish if you are going away unless perhaps you are trying to raise valuable fry. But most tanks of fry would also probably survive if their tank is provided with large masses of live mosses and floating plants. These provide minute food resources, infusoria, bacteria, algaes, which fish can pick from the plants. Plants, of course, need enough light so they don't die off.

For sure, unfed fish will get hungry, but healthy fish will not starve to ***** in a short time. Most fish can do fine for a week and I leave mine for two and three weeks if I must and so far, nobody has died. During an emergency, my fish survived for over a month without any attention at all, far from ideal but it could not be avoided. Those fish were living in a heavily planted tank and the plants provided food resources. It also contained shrimp and live scuds the fish could eat, though they didn't eat them all.

Even an unplanted tank, if not over-stocked, should be ok, unfed, for 5-7 days, so long as the fish are all healthy and similarly sized. Tiny fish are likely to be eaten if their tank mates are big enough and hungry. If possible, put the tank lights on a timer so the day/night cycle continues while you are away. Full-time darkness won't kill them but is probably not much fun for them, either.

Fasting fish also helps avoid potentially serious water quality problems that uneaten food and fish wastes may cause in a surprisingly short time. Many keepers fast their fish routinely, one or two days a week, which is thought to mimic the erratic availability of food in the wild.

Having living plants in the tank is very useful; they use up ammonia and nitrates and provide interest, shelter and resting places for the fish. Water changes serve to keep all toxin levels at safe levels. Nitrate should not test over 50 ppm at most, 10-20 is best. Ammonia & nitrite should always be ZERO. If any levels are over these, big water changes are the only remedy.

Any fish's tank, including that of a Betta fish, should have a filter of some kind. If it does, changing 50% of the water weekly is what I have found works out for the best. Filters convert ammonia and nitrite to nitrate, the least toxic

Sadly, it's still popular to keep Betta fish in bowls without filters. It's a long way from ideal, but if water changes are done diligently, the fish may be ok, though it often ends up chopping a year or more from their life span. Without a filter, 50% of the water should be changed THREE times each week. That's a lot more changes than most advisory sites will say, but fresh, clean water is the single best friend any fish will ever have living in captivity. Make sure the fresh water's temp' is within a degree or two of the tank's temp' when you change it. Use a siphon or turkey baster to suck up fish waste from the bottom at least every other week, if not more often. Don't remove the fish when you do these maintenance tasks because that can be a lot more stressful than leaving it in.

Never feed Betta fish any more food than they can consume within a maximum of about ten minutes. Many of them tend to be very slow or picky eaters, so they need more time than most other fish species. Remove any uneaten food after a half an hour.

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Moss ball, snails, and some water in a food bag, and put it in the freezer, had a look at the filter, and found 3 baby snails, in the feed pipe. after cleaning and putting new filter in the device.


shrimps are crustaceans like prawns , cr***bs , lobsters etc and they are the carrion ( dead flesh) eaters of the water world
If you want to make your own shrimp food you will have to research on google to get a good balanced recipe
you may talk with operators as to what food they feed their farm prawns , shrimps
only takes a phone call
of course you can always buy a packet of shrimp food and see what the ingredients are to start you off

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There is a web like thing in my tank. Is it coming from the moss ball, which also houses lots of wee snails.


Clear the whole lot out, the snails love going to the Moss Ball near Christmas :>)

All have to go, it should all be clean.

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Can the Marina i25 be used in a small saltwater aquarium?


: You could but a few shrimps is all you could keep in there and it would be a very small marine tank .An experienced fish keeper could mange that but i always advice 30 gallons minimum for starting a marine tank .


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What do snails eat


What do land snails eat?

Land snails are mainly herbivorous, which means they eat plant life. There are a few snails that are carnivores, but chances are that your snail in not. Snails love to eat just about anything you would put in a garden salad. My recommendation is to start with some romaine, green leaf or even ice burg lettuce. Snails tend to like the softest and wettest part of the plant. If you have an herb garden that produces far more herbs than you need then try picking the newest leaves off of some of your herbs to see if they like them. Apples and carrots can also be a favorite of your pet snail. The key to their diet is to see what grows naturally around the area where you found your snail and bring that to them. During the winter you will have to rely heavily on the produce in your refrigerator to keep them well feed. Remember if the snail is eating all the food you gave him or her then you need to leave more out for them. Slightly rotten food is just fine. They are not terribly picky as long as you give them a food they enjoy.
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What do water snails eat?

The common water snail is predominately an herbivore. Water snail mainly feed on the algae that will naturally grow on the inside of your fish tank or fish bowl. If you are putting a new snail in a fish tank then watch out! If you have any vegetation in the tank that you are fond of then do not put your snail in the tank. Larger snails can wipe out all plant life in just a few days.
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