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mts yay or nay?

have some Malaysian trumpet snails in the mail is it a good ieea to put it in my tank, heard they can mulitply pretty quick
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Yes they breed VERY quickly. You can go from just a few to hundreds in just a few weeks. I like them in my tank though, I scoop some out every now and then and I have a few assassin snails to keep the numbers down.
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Definitely worth while. I have both assassin snails and a yoyo loach in mine which keeps the numbers in check, but the benefits really do outweigh the risk of having too many. Besides you can always sell your excess


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I usually don't notice them much, tend to stay buried in the substrate during the day in my experience.
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When I see then out in Daylight I know it's time to cull. I simply put an algae wafer in a fish net and place in in the tank overnight. In the morning it's full of snails. I cull out the almost all of the adults and leave the young to start the next batch.

Snail are such a great aide to keep algae in check I never understand why people over react to them.
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In addition to consuming excess food and managing algae, MTS prevent toxic air pockets from forming in your substrate.
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If you don't overfeed your tank they will not overpopulate. I've seen them dwindle down to almost nonexistent in a tank by not overfeeding.

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yes trumpet snails idea is best cause the reason is they breed very rapidly and have the tendency to make the place more fertile

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I love mine, just be aware that they are much more prone to come out of the substrate and show their numbers during the day if there are no fish in the tank.

People are too often merely stating an assumed truth from flawed observation.
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