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Old 10-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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Should I remove the snails?

I seem to have picked up some hitchhikers. Best way to describe them is small and cone shaped on both ends. Are they friendly or should I pluck them out whenever I see one?
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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I'd pull em, simply because they will breed to 'pest sized' population relatively quickly. If they end up being a plant eating species, that's rough to deal with.

Kinda sounds like MTS though, reasonably plant safe, but big breeders.
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Here, one came out for a photo op! They normaly dont come out so much in the open. They prefer to hide under my glosso.

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:04 PM   #4
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Ack!!! Pond snail...give em the boot!
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get rid of them all and look for random bunches of snail eggs......its a clear solid like jelly patch usually stuck to something in the tank with 10-50 clear eggs. good luck getting rid of them, its a pain in the butt
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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my ghost shrimps eat them eat them all the time
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:31 PM   #7
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yeah, that's not an MTS. I wouldn't risk an infestation of a potential plant grazer.
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I had 2 of those for a couple months and didn't seem to have a problem with them eating my plants. Then again they didn't live too long...both were eaten by my fish...my tanks seem to be snail death traps.
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