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Author Topic: Nerite snail bioload!  (Read 4733 times)
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« on: September 19, 2012, 03:57:51 AM »

Do Nerite snails produce much of a bioload?

Compared to say a Cardinal Tetra for instance?
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 07:58:29 PM »

good question. I'd like to know, too!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 09:42:27 PM »

Yes, any living creature in our tank creates a bioload .
  The amount of that bioload is relative to the animal/fish's body mass.
If the snails body (inside the shell is the same size as a small fish then the bioload would be the same as the fish .. half that size ..half the bioload.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 02:33:49 AM »

Belinda! does that mean that a few (say for instance 5) Nerite snails would keep the filter in a 5 gallon tank cycled? (Even without any other inhabitants i.e. fish in the tank)

Basically are Nerite snails producing Ammonia in their waste?
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 09:45:25 PM »

Yes... to both questions.
 The filter in the five gallon will stay cycled ..but remembered the bacteria colonies will be only enough to cover the bioload of the nerites .
 If you increase the bioload there will be a short period of about a week ( mini cycle)where the filters will have to increase(catch up) to cover the increased bioload .




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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 06:34:28 PM »

Thanks, Belinda!

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