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>Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 08:26:58 -0600 (MDT)
>From: George Booth <booth at lvld_agilent.com>
>Subject: Re: Malaysian Trumet Snails (was Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #570)
>> Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 01:37:07 EDT
>> From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>> They are Malaysian trumet snails, and this forum's
>> jury is still out.  About half of us (myself included ) rue the day we
>> introduced them. They get about 1/2 inch long, and most stores are also
>> infested with at least one tank of them.
>Eh? Such harsh words for such a useful janitor. I certainly wouldn't call the
>MTS population I have an "infestation".

I find that MTS populations are highly sensitive to the level of feeding.
Infestations may simply indicate overfeeding, which is a good thing to be
aware of.  Of course, I keep loaches which keep the numbers down quite a


Doug Karpa Wilson

Department of Biology
Jordan Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405