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Thread: Best Snails for Cleanup Crew
07-07-2011, 06:29 PM #1
Best Snails for Cleanup Crew
I'm looking to get some snails, but I dont want a tank takeover from them! Im really looking for a snail that cleans up the leftovers (plant matter, food, etc) and only want to get a few. Any good recommendations?
07-07-2011, 06:58 PM #2
and yes I'm aware of the pythonfish, handfish, and razorfish (from the post from yesterday :-) )
07-07-2011, 07:29 PM #3
ive read Nerite snails are great at eating algae off the tank and it is only supposed to reproduce in braskish water.KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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07-07-2011, 07:31 PM #4
nerite snails are a good choice, genocidex is correct about the breeding. Apple snails are also a good choice - they will reproduce in freshwater, but they lay eggs in large easy-to-see clutches, so you can simply remove those if you don't want them breeding.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, danios, bronze corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
07-07-2011, 07:33 PM #5
Nerite snails are good at eating algae as well as leftover food. The best part is they need salt water for the larvae to develop, so even if you find eggs, they won't hatch/grow into a problem.
They are also very attractive snails, IMO. Check AquaBid - they have olive, zebra, tracked, red spot and corona (horned) varieties.
Edit: Looks like others beat me to it! Ah, well.Dragoon Woman
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