Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Springfield, Oregon
I have Ramshorn snails in my tank, they are pretty good as a cleaning crew and don't seem to nibble on my plants. they reproduce like rabbits though so if you get one or 2, expect to have a bunch in the next week or so. my snails usually just go after food leftovers and algae in my tank, I find them entertaining to watch as they go all around the tank. I've heard MTS (Malaysian Trumpet Snails) are great cleaning crew for people with sand as substrate, since they burrow in the sand and move about cleaning the substrate, could probably work with gravel substrates too. Though with MTS it's the same story, if you have 1, expect a lot in a short period of time. A lot of people consider these types of snails to be pests because of how many you get in a short time period. Mystery snails might be worth looking into, though I don't know much about their reproduction rates or whether or not they'll be a threat to plants. (I doubt the Mystery snails would be a threat to plants). Hope that helps a bit!