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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #28 MTS snails

In a message dated 1/23/03 11:46:42 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Actually, it depends on what you want. MTS are despised and considered a 
>  menace by folks who breed fish. Their carnivorous habits are most focused 
>  eating eggs. With killies, they will strip a spawning mop clean, every 
>  night, and disappear back into the substrate for the day. Likewise, 
>  will guard eggs during the day but lose them at night.
Why would you put snails in a tank meant for breeding egg layers to start 
with? Breeder tanks should stripped down and sterilized before breeding is 
planned. MTS snails are great in a community tank. If you want to breed fish 
they shouldn't be in a community tank. BTW freezing for several days will 
eliminate MTS snails. I breed fish and I think MTS are the best snails around 
I just don't put them in my breeding tanks.