just a general question about snails. i know most people favor the malaysian trumpet snails for keeping gravel fresh and not eating plants. i had a good crop of maylasians, but they got wiped out by a new breed of snails (accidentally introduced), round without a protruding spiral. these new snails dont seem to eat live plants but do eat dying leaves.
my question is, if the snails dont eat live plants but do eat dying leaves do you think this would be good or bad for overall water quality. which would contribute more to bad water quality, the decaying plant leaves, left uneaten, or lots of snail poop?
thanks for your 2 cents