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Top 3 Algae Eating Snails around $15

Algae eating snailsOne day – I was about 15 years old – I got the crazy idea that I wanted to create a totally natural environment for my little goldfish, so he would have although living alone a vibrant world to live in.  Well, I went to a nearby creek and pulled some nice looking plants out of the water.  Back home I just dug them into the pebbles in the aquarium and was happy.  My goldfish’s first reaction was shock, then he checked the plants out.  Did I mention that curiosity was my goldfish’s middle name?

Tiger Nerite Fresh water aquarium snailWell, what I didn’t know was, that with my live plants I also brought some minuscule snails that began almost immediately to climb the aquarium sides – and guess what!  They started to eat off the algae from the aquarium sides.  That was a hit!  I didn’t know at that time that there are algae eating snails.  The only downside was that my goldfish got a taste of these snails and loved to picked them off the aquarium sides and to eat them with relish.  My new question was then: who is faster?  The snails eating the algae or my goldfish eating the snails?

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Top 3 Turtle Tanks 20 gallon under $80

turtleWho doesn’t love turtles?  They are such fascinating animals.  And – they are perfect pets.  Perfect for adults though, not for kids, because they require quite some work and attention toward their habitat and keeping them clean and healthy.  It’s an important decision about getting a turtle as a pet, and maybe my post can help you make this decision.

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