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Old 01-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Snail names needed

Hey guys looking to get some snails to clean the algae in my tank. Want snails that will not reproduce and take over my aquarium! Any help will be great let me know and so I can order ASAP! Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Conch snails work good to clean tank and they are fun to watch.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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Will they reproduce in the tank? I had a fresh water tank that got over run by snails as a kid and they just kind of freak me out. Only because I have put a couple thousand into my current setup.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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I don't think so. I bought 4 and I still have 4. I also have some nassarius snails but my girlfriend didn't feed my hermit crabs so they killed a few of the snails. I think you should be ok with them.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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Ok sounds good thanks man I appreciate the advice!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:30 AM   #6
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Turbo snails are good for that but they are well known bulldozers that knocks corals and rocks around. Nerites are nice and they stay small but has a limited taste on the variety of algae that they eat. Astrea snails are cool but they have tendencies to be clumsy. They are not able to upright themselves.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:31 AM   #7
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No problem. Feel free to ask anything on here. Someone always has an opinion. Here's my conch.

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They are big and will crawl on rock. So make sure your corals are attached. It's possible for then to knock corals off accidentally.
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Awesome pic thanks! I love seeing other people's tanks and animals.
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I like banded trochus snails, and they haven't reproduced yet. I have lots of astrea, and I do have some babies in the tank. Nassarius are great cleaners, and I have some babies of those too. My tank had not been overrun with babies by any teeth of the imagination. The fish usually eat the majority of the snail eggs before they can hatch.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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Thanks fr the advice! I recently just ordered some turbo snails so hopefully the tank will get clean fAst!
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