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Re: Unwanted snails
I think it's almost impossible to keep a planted tank free of snails, unless
you have a snail predator. I find them harmless and quite helpful. Along with
the MTS, they will consume any residual food/etc. that lies on the bottom.
> The MTS's are invited residents, but somehow I ended up with other snails
> that I don't want. They have round, dark shells, and I have been picking
> them out by hand, usually when they're still small (alive). I even found
> one living in the bottom of my filter when I cleaned it out yesterday. Two
> were also stuck in the Eheim surface skimmer intake. They seem very
> fragile; as soon as I touch them, the outer parts of their shells seem to
> crush. I read in Baensch that the flesh of dead snails will poison a tank,
> so I don't want to use any chemicals to kill them.