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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Snails in a shrimp tank?

What is the popular opinion on having snails (specifically MTS and ramshorns) in a shrimp tank? The tank is a Taiwan bee tank so I know I will need to supplement calcium, I am just wondering if there is any true benefit to having them in the tank
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I'm not a fan, as they can get out of hand. But if it is a TB tank I take it you will be completely on top of your feeding so it shouldn't be a problem. Assuming you have an active substrate (Amazonia, UP Aqua, etc) then I've read MTS isn't a good idea. They stir up the substrate all the time which is fine with gravel but not good with a shrimp substrate. I think Ramshorns would be better. Or maybe just get a nerite or two.
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I am indeed using a specialized substrate (UP Aquasoil) the snails will not out compete the shrimp for algae?
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