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    where cani find reading info in AC on apple snails?

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    ty. which snail(s) are "good" for a FW fish tank? i have just started introducing live plants and i dont want them to be snail food

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    Pond snails are good. I mean, they can reproduce pretty quickly. But I've got one and one only and it really mows down on the algae. I've seen it munching away on my sword plants, but never seen any holes: I'm pretty sure it (he?) is eating any growing algae or fish poop... I don't know. I've had it for a long time now and no problems.

    Nerites are supposedly awesome for FW planted tanks. They can't reproduce in FW.

    I've had apple snails ("mystery snails") and they didn't hurt my plants and never reproduced. They did an awesome job at eating any leftovers.

    MTS are supposed to be good at turning over the substrate, though they reproduce like mad, so if you get them my suggestion is to only get one.

    Assasin snails kill pest snails (MTS, Pond)

    Most snails won't eat plants. They'll eat leftovers, algae, and any dying or dead part of a plant, and only live parts if they're underfed, which shouldn't be a problem if you have algae tablets on hand.
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    Apple snails are considerd omnivore species. Some of them will eat almost any plant you try to keep. I had one that all the plants that I tried to keep including java fern and onion plants. All parts of the plant right down to the substrate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    Apple snails are considerd omnivore species. Some of them will eat almost any plant you try to keep. I had one that all the plants that I tried to keep including java fern and onion plants. All parts of the plant right down to the substrate
    Guess I was lucky then
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