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Old 10-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Snails and sand

Can snails make it in fresh water aquariums that have sand?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Yep I have tons of snails in one of my aquariums with sand and they do just fine!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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How about plecos? .................... ..........................z
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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I have sand in my tank with two plecos with no problems
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Plecos are just fine with sand.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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I have a bristlenose pleco in sand and it cracks me up because he moves his tail when he eats and forms piles and valleys in the sand. I smooth my sand out every water change and by the end of the week it looks like sand dunes in there.

I have a mystery snail in another tank with sand and seems to be fine.
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Just wanted to add my two cents in here. Depending on what you want the snails for and the variety there are out there, they have been a huge benefit for us. We have trap doors, diffusa, and trumpets. They are messy for sure if you have as many as we do but they are so pretty and neat to watch. Sifting the sand can be a pain but I wouldn't have any other substrate.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #8
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The ones I bought, do not reproduce and that is the most I know of them.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #9
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The ones I bought, do not reproduce and that is the most I know of them.
Sounds like you have nerites, they can't reproduce in freshwater.
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