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Old 02-05-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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does sand substrate bother a snail?

I never thought about it before I bought one, but now he's here and the sand is clumping onto all his sticky bits. looks painful. Is it harmful?
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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Mine love it. It is just thier slime coat. they are ok =)
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salt water snails (except astrea) along with fw trumpet snails prefer it
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oh okay. He's a gold mystery snail. Glad to hear he'll be alright.

Now my betta seems a little too interested though...
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:25 PM   #5
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The sand is fine. I have a Gold Mystery Snail and sand substrate. The Betta may get nippy. Keep an eye on them.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:39 PM   #6
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my mts population in my 20g is booming right now, and I have a very fine white sand substrate. They LOVE it!
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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I use tahitian black in my 75 gallon. and have literally hundreds of apples (they breed..alot, I get an egg cluster every 5 days (1 male 3 female adults) the substrate has never seemed to hinder them, and the apples actually outcompete the MTSs and pond snails for food..so much that I have almost no pond snail population outside my fiulter box and my MTS population ahs taken a serious hit.
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