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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2006, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Snails hurt plants?

Okay, my heater went berserk in my 5 gallon aquarium over spring break, and when I came back, it was at 98 degrees and all of my fish were dead...which really sucks. But anyways, I finished the grieving process and after changing out most of the water and removing the rotting organics, I decided to make the best of the situation and plant the tank. I have some cryptocryne wendtii, a couple of nice looking melon swords, some moneywort (bacopa), and a nice bunch of rotala (the red variation). Anyways again, today I found a little snail crawling on the glass. I would normally get rid of it, but I was planning on eventually getting some dwarf puffers, who will love snails, so I could keep it/them until I get the puffers in a few weeks. Do snails adversely affect plants or anything else in my aquarium, or would it/they be okay for a few weeks? Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I'm new to planted tanks...
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Welcome to the forums. Most snails won't eat your plants and are quite a natural addition to a planted tank. Here is some more info-
In the future you may want to use the search feature at the top of the forum for quicker answers Good luck with your tank.
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Yeah, I'll do that in the future. Thanks for the link, though!
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