The penguin is driving, it's 105 degrees outside, and being far from the ocean they want to get something to help them cool off. The seal suggests they get some ice cream, so they find a nearby ice cream parlor. They're getting out of the car and the seal says, "Hey, something's wrong with the engine!" the penguin looks underneath the car, and sure enough there is a puddle of oil forming under the hot motor. Fortunately, they see a service station across the street so fighting the heat, they push the car to the shop and ask the mechanic to look at it while they go eat. By this time, the penguin and the seal are about ready to melt, so the penguin orders a huge bowl of ice cream. Unfortunately, he realizes that he cannot use a spoon. Abandoning all composure, the penguin buries his face in the ice cream, getting it all over his face. Meanwhile, the seal enjoys a shrimp basket. Finally, the two finish and go back to the mechanic. "Well," the mechanic says to the penguin from under the hood, "it looks like you just blew a seal." "Nope," replied the penguin, still wiping his face. "Just ice cream."
There are no shrimp in this tank, I tried several but the betta seemed to like them too much.
I have a 40 litre community tank that has one male betta, 2 albino cory's and 8 neon tetra in it.
It is a planted tank with several different types of plants and has black diamond (i think) sandy type gravel and I have tried to introduce some snails into it but all my attempts so far have kind of failed.
The latest effort involved 12 Malaysian Trumpet Snails which when placed in the tank had a quick look around, closed up and just lay motionless on the bottom. They are not dead they just will not come out and play.
The fish in the tank all forage on the bottom and get up close and personal with the snails, especially the cory's who kick them about like footballs, is that the problem? Are they just afraid of the fish? They won't even burrow in the substrate to get away, they have just sat on top in the one place for days now but if I take them out and put them in my shrimp tank they all turn 'normal'.
I'd really like snails in the community tank, any advice please?