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Old 06-07-2014, 11:21 PM   #16
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Thanks for those responses guys! I'm glad others can enjoy these little critters for what they are. Neat little pets.

I know I was originally scared by them, but I've had one strain for four years, and now I'm working with a blue strain .
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:29 PM   #17
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With big things in the works hope you're well.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:38 AM   #19
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I've had problems with mini ramshorn snails eating the transparent baby portions of growing java fern leaves in one of my tanks, however that is the only problem I've ever had with snails, and I welcome them into my tanks

Informative thread, thanks for posting this
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I've had problems with mini ramshorn snails eating the transparent baby portions of growing java fern leaves in one of my tanks, however that is the only problem I've ever had with snails, and I welcome them into my tanks

Informative thread, thanks for posting this
Thanks for your message . I'm surprised. Maybe it was an isolated issue as they took a liking to it. Hope they've been good for you past that!
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I am well man. I just got a reef started can't wait to see your beautiful scapes again
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:19 AM   #22
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I am well man. I just got a reef started can't wait to see your beautiful scapes again
PM me a link some time I'm working on a huge moss project right now lol.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #23
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Odd, I keep ram snails because of how slow they breed. But I had that trumpet snail
over popuation issue and in a tank where there was virtually no fish feeding.
Put in a Khuli Loach and the problem went away. Because it was only one, he stayed hidden durig the light on time. But for that reason he had no left over fish food to scrounge...took a while but he won.

Ok so my question is this. How does kuhli loaches have any connection with controlling snails? I had about 100+ bladder snails and added in 10 kuhli loaches not because of the theories of them eating snails but because I've always loved them. To my knowledge, kuhli loaches don't eat snails and will definately choose to dig around with fish poop for little particles of food rather than eating snails. Unlike clown loaches. I've watched my kuhlis for hours and had never seen one eat any snails. They even move the snail aside with their mouth and then continue to dig. Now I have 200+ bladders and came down to assassin snails.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:49 PM   #24
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Id like to add one issue with trumpets. Like roaches they spend the day underground. Wanna see an infestation? Put a flashlight to a tank at night. My tank has them swarming up the walls like zombies on the hunt for brains. While technically they are in fact harmless in general, they can and do amass to a level you may not realize so they do become a silent bioload. They are.the only undesirable species in my opinion. A tank issue or wild ammonia spike can either be caused by their enormous nimbers or occur if they should die underground for whatever reason.

Oh, and apple snails. I HATE APPLE SNAILS
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Fair enough. I actually have a hard time sustaining MTS in some of my tanks. I just don't give them enough to live on. They're making a comeback in one of my tanks as I've been overfeeding as of late.
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Alright man! I'll have to fire up good ol' photobucket haha
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When I see a few baby ramshorn snails, i just crush them with my finger and my embers eat them. Haha. I don't think they are pests. They help keep my tank clea
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When I see a few baby ramshorn snails, i just crush them with my finger and my embers eat them. Haha. I don't think they are pests. They help keep my tank clea
They make a great meal when little and growing. Shrimp love the crushed snails too.
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Pond snails are the only ones I really don't like. They tend to lay eggs on Crypt leaves in my tanks and the Crypts throw temper tantrums about it and melt on me.

But I purposely put MTS and Nerites in most of my tanks. They're both workhorses.

Rest of 'em I just live with. LOL
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Pond snails are the only ones I really don't like. They tend to lay eggs on Crypt leaves in my tanks and the Crypts throw temper tantrums about it and melt on me.

But I purposely put MTS and Nerites in most of my tanks. They're both workhorses.

Rest of 'em I just live with. LOL
When you accidentally get a nerite into your tank somehow I wanna know how!

I like pond snails, they just aren't always the most attractive.

Thanks for your response! Happy we're getting good discussion in here.
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