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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #572

 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".

Ah, another defender of the lowly gastropod! They get and the others
(Physa/Ramshorn) get a huge "yes" from myself and always will. I never
realized that the "Jury" was still out on this. As a breeder, they are bad
pest, but for planted they (all three) kick some algae butt. They have been
taking care of algae since I started this plant thing and are always one of
main control animals for algae. Tried of Otto's or shrimp dying off? Need a
bunch fast? Mr snaily is the answer. Able to clean Rotala wallichii and hair
grass like no other critter.
Tom Barr