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KC21386
01-29-2008, 08:48 PM
found one little tiny snail, assuming it arrived on one of my plants. Do i want it? If i get rid of it is it likely to be the only one?

Incredulous_Ed
01-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Probably not. I would just toss it.

Dave66
01-29-2008, 09:14 PM
Probably not. I would just toss it.

Sheesh, Ed, snails aren't Satan! They are handy little cleaners. Only if the fish are overfed do they reach plaque proportions, which is the fishkeeper's fault.
Before cories came on the scene, people used snails to keep the glass and tank clean.

Dave

hpt84
01-29-2008, 09:29 PM
I never clean my tank. My snail always take cover of the algae for me. My 55g is pretty gross because my snail population is very small. If you keep they you are going to be a population bloom. Then a lot will die due to hungry. Not enough algae for the population bloom. And the population of snail will stabilize itself.

KC21386
01-29-2008, 09:41 PM
any harm to my plants? i have a lot, and it is one of the main focus's of my tank

Incredulous_Ed
01-29-2008, 09:56 PM
Sorry, I was just assuming it would damage the plants.

Azear
01-29-2008, 10:27 PM
depends alot of the specie of the snails... I have some Physa and they seems to "like" a bit too much the plants... on the other side... Malasian trumpets don't seems to bother bout them... so, my 0.02c... it all depend on the specie....

Lady Hobbs
01-29-2008, 10:50 PM
The Malaysian snails I would probably like or the Apple Snail. But I don't like these things I have. They look like boogers on the glass.