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Adding snails to breeding Shrimp Tank?

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I have a breeding colony of about 15 yellow shrimp. I've only had them for a week or so and already several females are berried. I want to add a few snails to eat some algae, and because I like how they look.

Does anyone know if the snails are any danger to baby shrimp? It seems like it wouldn't be a problem but I wanted to hear some experienced opinions.

Also, anyone have a cool looking snail to recommend?
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There was a great deal of discussion some months back about Assassin snails catching adult RCS so I would be wary of adding those to my shrimp tank but other than that I don't think you'll have a problem.

MTS would have the added benefit of tilling substrate but the negative being that you'd never see them (and they would also compete for food apparently). I'd also agree that nerites are your best bet (particularly since they're self-controlling population wise.
 
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