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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 12:47 AM
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Is the current tank going to be a shrimp only tank? The reason I ask is because I have the same type of snails infecting a couple of my tanks and I notice that the tanks with the snails actually do BETTER than the tanks without. I think it has something to do with the snails eating the excess waste and the babies (shrimplets) feeding off the microorganism in the snail's poop.

Also, these mini-ram horns snails lay flat against the glass wall of the tanks as they climb so it makes for really easy for spot target killing. I would just squish the snails when the population gets wildly out of control. They're a good source for fresh protein if the tank is a shrimp tank.

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