Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
I am also a fan of Ramshorn snails.
-Kinda cute in an odd way
-Cleans up detritus in the tank (including uneaten food and dead plant material)
-Does a great job of pruning injured or dead leaves on the plants without harming the good leaves
-Gives you a good visual indicator of the quality of your feeding schedule/amount, and makes the health of your plants readily obvious
-I suppose they could get sucked into a filter at the right size, stopping it.
-Can breed readily, but that is dependent on food availability as mentioned above
-Will make you very conscious of the amount of food you feed. (is this really bad?)
-Will make you conscious of how good/bad your plants are doing.
Again, you would likely have a population boom at first with them. If the numbers continue to climb, it means you're not doing something right. Either too much food or not enough cleaning.
I got mine by accident, but I love them. They are the litmus test for my overall tank health.