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Malaysian Trumpet Snails Control of food?

Hey just got 20 Malaysian Trumpet Snails, and 3 Zebra Nerite Snail and 6 sulawesi snails, for my planted tank.

My question is, how do i not overfeed the Malaysian Trumpet Snails, so they do not overpopulated my tank, but still need to feed the others snails, because for them to find the food it needs to be in the tank for some time and in that time the Malaysian Trumpet Snails will have food to eat.

But how often do i have to feed the other snails, and that food is best, in order to control the Malaysian Trumpet Snails?
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Hey just got 20 Malaysian Trumpet Snails, and 3 Zebra Nerite Snail and 6 sulawesi snails, for my planted tank.

My question is, how do i not overfeed the Malaysian Trumpet Snails, so they do not overpopulated my tank, but still need to feed the others snails, because for them to find the food it needs to be in the tank for some time and in that time the Malaysian Trumpet Snails will have food to eat.

But how often do i have to feed the other snails, and that food is best, in order to control the Malaysian Trumpet Snails?
That seems like an impossible ask. A big star for someone that has a solution to that one- lol!


I could never control Malaysian trumpet snails. I had them in a discus tank with juvenile discus that received a thorough gravel vac 2 x weekly and 3x 50-75% water changes weekly. Obviously, I had to feed frequently with juvenile discus. But, even with the frequent water changes and vacuum, the MTS became so thick in substrate that the substrate moved. It was so disgusting.


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That seems like an impossible ask. A big star for someone that has a solution to that one- lol!


I could never control Malaysian trumpet snails. I had them in a discus tank with juvenile discus that received a thorough gravel vac 2 x weekly and 3x 50-75% water changes weekly. Obviously, I had to feed frequently with juvenile discus. But, even with the frequent water changes and vacuum, the MTS became so thick in substrate that the substrate moved. It was so disgusting.
Okay sound scary, hopefully i dont get that :/
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Okay sound scary, hopefully i dont get that :/

Lol!
I am very queasy when it comes to snails. But, I have come around and have included ramshorn and pond snails into my aquariums- primarily my shrimp tanks. I can keep these 2 in control.


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I have them and can't answer that . I have tried not to overfeed and don't think I do but still have a ton of MTS . The best solution I have found is assassin snails if you can find them . A couple in a tank will keep the MTS under control , at least for me they do .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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