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Old 10-15-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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Snails low or high?


Hello there again,

I was wondering if the outbreak of snails is more
prevalent in a low light tank or a high light. I believe
I have an investation of MTS snails. There the little
white buggers everywhere. I was reading that if you
crank up the Co2, you can die them off. Of course
isolate the fish. If so, does that mean that if you have
a high light tank with Co2, the snail population is more
manageable or less than in a low light tank?
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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I don't think there's any direct relationship between CO2 levels and MTS, other than if you can get the CO2 exceptionally high you MIGHT be able to kill them... though IME these guys could survive a nuclear holocaust.

Personally, these are the one snails that I like. Do a great job of keeping the substrate turned over and aerated.

Might want to look at your feeding regimen and be sure that you're not overfeeding if you've got a pop explosion going on. If you've got lots of uneaten food making it to the bottom of the tank then that's triggering the MTS to breed. IME give them time and the population will come down all on its own.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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Hello there again,

I was wondering if the outbreak of snails is more
prevalent in a low light tank or a high light. I believe
I have an investation of MTS snails. There the little
white buggers everywhere. I was reading that if you
crank up the Co2, you can die them off. Of course
isolate the fish. If so, does that mean that if you have
a high light tank with Co2, the snail population is more
manageable or less than in a low light tank?
It means you shouldn't feed so much.

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