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Old 06-20-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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And then there were snails


Hadn't seen a single snail until yesterday, and yesterday there were too many to count. Wow! They are black spotted, and I haven't noticed any damage to plants, so I will consider them friendly for the time being. That is, unless anyone can tell me otherwise.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
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what is the shape of their shell?
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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It's not ice cream cone, but the other. I guess there are only 2.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:04 PM   #4
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Breath a sigh of relief it's not Malaysians!
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
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Malasians are great! its the others you gotta worry about!
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #6
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Ramshorns are generally plant friendly as well. They look like, well you guessed it a rams horn.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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I <3 all snails. Maybe I'm just weird, but I have hundreds of them.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:55 PM   #8
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I will second the malaysian trumpet snails are great motion!!!
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:20 PM   #9
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Hadn't seen a single snail until yesterday, and yesterday there were too many to count. Wow! They are black spotted, and I haven't noticed any damage to plants, so I will consider them friendly for the time being. That is, unless anyone can tell me otherwise.
Most likely pond snails that will multiply daily if not hourly...LOL!
Not many fish will eat them... maybe some types of Botias.
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:51 AM   #10
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i hate mts! sure, they keep the gravel from compacting but nothing gets rid of them and they keep multiplying!
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:08 AM   #11
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I'm agreeing with cbennett, MTSs are annoying. Once they are in your aquarium and multiplying, it's really difficult if not impossible to get rid of them all without tearing the tank apart or poisoning it. I have them and they are quite unsightly because they just litter my substrate.
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:14 AM   #12
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I have to agree with those who love their MTS.

Mine are currently eating away at an outbreak of BBA in one of my tanks - they're slow, but getting the job done.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:28 AM   #13
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Nothing wrong with snails. If you can't get rid of enough of them fishing with an apple slice, try a clown loach.

I detest the cone shaped ones. I don't think the loach will touch them.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:32 AM   #14
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I havent seen a single snail that I didnt introduce myself untill today when I cleaned my 2026. It was in the top filter compartment. I was like "WTF"? looked in my tank, nothing... I guess it was trying to make an escape from my Skunk Botias and got sucked up..

** Crosses fingers as it was a cone shaped one **
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:12 PM   #15
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MTS are great if you have sand substrate as they keep it turned so no anaerobic bacteria can build up and kill the fish. I'd hate them in a graveled tank though. The stupid little ramshorns are impossible to get rid of &#172;.&#172;
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