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Tigerbarb
01-25-2008, 04:09 AM
I have had two hitchiker snails in my tank that are really small. My temple ruin decoration was nearly coated with algae, and the next day checked when the night before one of my snails was on the decoration, The entire top was almost as good as new. Just this morning I noticed that the bottom or the ornament was clean too.
If you have any hitchhiker snails in your tank, keep them in and watch your tank cleaned before your eyes.

mitcore
01-25-2008, 04:25 AM
cool i take it they are the small black ones?
apparently they come on the plants

Ty
01-25-2008, 04:28 AM
they sound nice, but how are they with plants? I would love to have some snails, but I am affraid that they will go after my plants.

WOOHOO for me, 250 posts!

cocoa_pleco
01-25-2008, 04:30 AM
most snails wont harm plants too bad besides larger snails

Ty
01-25-2008, 04:32 AM
thats good to know, I had a mystery snail, at least that is what I remember it being called, and it ate anything that was green in the tank, I swear I even caught it trying to munch on the green plastic plant.

any good links to check out snails?

Tigerbarb
01-25-2008, 05:20 AM
My snails don't seem to be doing anything to my plants but eating the algae on the leaves.

richberstler
01-25-2008, 05:39 AM
Amen, I love snails! Even with 100 in my tank, there wouldn't be that many if they weren't taking care of the tank...