Some members may remember that I had a serious problem with my 30 gal
some time ago. A mysterious ph
crash occurred and it wasn't until I removed and cleaned out my HOB
that I found the cause. There were several dead snails trapped under the plastic media holder. 8O
My niece had mistakenly dropped a (or more?) ramshorn snails into it. Well, I removed those, got the filter back to normal and the tank has been fine for the past couple of months.
This morning, while feeding, I looked around the tank and to my ultimate surprise...there are several more ramshorns in there...a couple laying on the gravel...two climbing the rear wall...arggggghhhhhhhh!!!!
Keep in mind, everything in the tank had been removed and inspected/cleaned other than the gravel, which has been vaccumed weekly.
I'm sure I'm going to find many more when I get into the tank. Ironic as my schedule shows that filter maintenance is due.
These guys/gals (since they're asexual) are really resilient...I have the evidence to back that up.