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Re: [APD] On the subject of snails....

Rory O'Brien wrote:

> Once introduced, will they just run rampant or can they be controlled at
> reasonable numbers? 

Depends if they are hermaphroditic or not.

 > (Although my water is very soft and if I were to stop
 > adding calcium, I suspect all snails would eventually dissappear
 > anyway...)


> So I guess I'm asking, how many folks deliberately introduced snails and
> have regretted it ever since ;-) 

Only some.

I've got Golden Apple snails (Pomacea bridgesii), Giant Apple Snail (Pomacea 
maculata), Nerites and Malaysian Trumpet Snails (Melanoides tuberculata). 
Won't be without them.


Only the Ramshorns and pond snails eat my plants.

Stuart Halliday
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