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  1. #11

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    Yes, I'll just keep an eye on them for now and see what happens. If I need to remove or not.

  2. #12

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    I *think* Ghost Shrimp eat snail eggs and newly-hatched snails, and possibly larger snails when they get hungry enough. I'm sure other small invertebrates would do likewise.

    If I'm wrong, Ghost Shrimp are still cheap bottom-feeders that don't add much of a biological load to any aquarium.

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  4. #14

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    Most likely pond snails, probably came in with your plants.

    I have heard that dwarf puffers can also get rid of pond snails but it isn't necessary, pond snails are pretty much harmless.

    They just reproduce like crazy. :)

  5. #15

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    As already stated, most snails (such as pond, ramshorn, trumpet) will do no harm to fish or plants. I actually like having snails in my tanks, and they don't overpopulate unless there is an overabundance of food.

    I have found that many fish species will develop a taste for them, especially if you back off on feeding a bit (don't worry, they won't starve). I have witnessed my dwarf chain loaches, my curviceps (dwarf cichlids), my peacock gudgeons, and my dwarf gouramis all eating snails at one time or another. They have become quite good at extracting the pond snails from their shells. The trumpet snails never get bothered though, which I prefer anyway.

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