Resident Aquarium Nerd
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
I hate to say it but that aquarium isn't really suitable for most fish. It's more decorative than functional. Most people who are successful with it just stock shrimp and live plants. Shrimp won't jump out so you could safely keep cherry shrimp, bumblebee shrimp, amano shrimp, etc. They can actually make for a nice display.
That being said, if you're determined to keep fish, you could probably put netting over the top. Or cut some egg crate to fit. I have a feeling that most fish would still get out but a single betta might stay put with those types of tops. White cloud minnows, celestial danios, and harlequin rasboras are the only fish (other than a betta) that could survive long-term. They're not major jumpers, either. Of course you'd have to stick to one species and only stock a few.
Is there a reason you want to get rid of the snails? They're not really harmful and will help out by eating algae and un-eaten food. You should also be able to pluck them out by hand. Do you know what species they are?
"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."
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