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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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How did I get snails?

I haven't brought anything new in over 1 month. I noticed hundreds of specs in my moss, and wondered what it was, looks like shells. I did a water change about 2 hours ago and I didn't see this. All of a sudden bam there are literally hundreds, Ido have Amanos but doubt it's them

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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 08:38 AM
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your last plants probably was loaded with eggs

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be happy snails are amazing part of any aquarium.

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-22-2014, 10:50 AM
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Malaysian trumpet snails. Most likely had eggs on some plants and then they hatched and buried into the substrate, that's what they do. You probably never seen them because they don't tend to come out during the daylight hours. I'm guessing the water changed disturbed them in the substrate so they came out of hiding.
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Malaysian trumpet snails. Most likely had eggs on some plants and then they hatched and buried into the substrate, that's what they do. You probably never seen them because they don't tend to come out during the daylight hours. I'm guessing the water changed disturbed them in the substrate so they came out of hiding.
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Except MTS don't lay eggs.
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Could've been pin head sized ones on the plants you didn't notice.
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Same thing happened to me recently except it appears to be ramshorns that invaded
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MTS are good (especially in dirt tanks) but they will breed very quickly. You can always just pick them out and sell them if you have too many.

I don't know why people are so against snails...


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MTS are good (especially in dirt tanks) but they will breed very quickly. You can always just pick them out and sell them if you have too many.

I don't know why people are so against snails...
It is probably due to the aesthetics to their looks. Some people cannot stand them while others cannot have enough of them.


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I don't mind them, just not 100s lol, what are the benefits if any and non?

Assassins snail will do the trick?
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I don't mind them, just not 100s lol, what are the benefits if any and non?

Assassins snail will do the trick?
They eat dead plant matter, excess food that your fish does not eat, algae, even fish poop.


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Given that these are MTS we are talking about, there's one big benefit beyond acting as cleanup crew...

MTS burrow around and aerate your substrate, preventing pockets of anoxic decay.

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