Observation on snails in a planted aquarium
you never know what you had till they're gone.
I literally ran out of snails (I know I know, how???) on all of my tanks (got 4 tanks)
now alot of them are overrun by algae, which wasn't really a problem before now . Since I changed pretty much nothing except got a 4 dwarf puffers for 1 tank, got some Antemone Helena for the 100 gal tank, and also put 2 in my apisto tank, I can safely assume that the reason for a explosion (especially hydras) is because of the lack of snails to eat them.
Can anyone confirm whether the common pond snails eat hydras? I distinctly remember (being in SE asia) that we have 2 common types of snails, the normal tadpole snail and the other one seems to possess a circular type of shell (although they're not MTS)
ps: don't try to kill all your snails, you'll miss them when they're gone!