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I have lots of small [under half inch] red ramshorns. They eat dead leaves,
including the rotting edges of holes in leaves. They love to graze on the
tank walls where I can see little improvement in algae removal. If you look
closely you can see little snail tracks on the tank wall but clean it is
However, a couple weeks ago I had lots of green spot algae growing, on the
tank walls and on older leaves and one little snail worked on a leaf
diligently for several days and cleaned it perfectly.
<<<<Will ramshorn snails eat my plants? If it matters any, the plants in
question are Ludwigia repens, Egeria densa (is that right? or is it
Elodea densa), Cabomba caroliniana, Didiplis diandra, Echinodorus sp.
"Ozelot", a tiny bit of Vesicularia dubyana, and Sagittaria subulatta.
Sorry for any misspellings.
If they won't eat my plants (or even if they will), do they eat algae?
All I have are a few tiny green spots on the back glass, but will they
eat that? If not, do I need to feed them, and what? Of course, if they
will eat my plants these are all moot, as they won't go in anyway (they
are living in my quarantine tank now).>>>>
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