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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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to Snail or not to snail? That is the question

Well I am in the thought process of getting some PLANORBIS CORNEUS (small ramshorn snails). The only problem, is that snails are either praised or killed. Can you post your ideas about snails? And which ones if any you would prefer to have in your tank? Please help me decide by posting your thoughts.

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Snails happen. I don't think you can completely avoid them in a planted tank. If the snails thrive in my tank, I figure I must be doing something to promote them. I do have some loaches for a bit of control, but they don't really bother me.

I guess my favorite "free" snail is the MTS (or Malaysian Trumpet Snail). They burrow in the substrate during daylight, so they help, to an extent, with anaerboic substrate problems and you don't see them much.
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I don't like snails in my planted tank. Snails will not leave plants alone 100%. So when I see them I pick them out and put them in my puffer tank for food. I didn't introduce them, but they do make their way in from plants that you buy from other people. I think it is almost impossible to have a sail free tank. But if I had to pick a snail, I think I would pick Ramshorn snails.


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