Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Snails will generally eat dead leaves for you. Or you can just let the dead leaves get eaten by bacteria in the tank, which in turn, gives shrimp a food source (they eat the bacteria).
Of course, this process of bacteria eating leaves takes a while. So make sure the leaves that die are natural causes, not because the plant is unhealthy and dying. It has to be more along the lines of, old leaf dying and falling off.