Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st louis missouri
I love each and every one of my snails! I tend to overfeed, and they keep the tank looking clean eating leftover food, and dead plant matter. Snails are a natural part of any aquarium in my opinion, while you can do without snails, I think the overall health of the tank is increased with snails.
If you're really concerned about snails transferring to your show tank, you can always soak your net/tools in potassium permanganate to kill the snails. This is a good idea anyhow if you have a hospital tank, keep things sanitized, and help prevent spreading disease/parasites.
You shouldn't take life to seriously. You'll never get out alive.