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Re: [APD] On the subject of snails....
I've had MTSs in almost ever tank I've ever owned. I even sold many
handfuls, with a friendly warning about "being careful what you ask
for". The ones in the Tanganyikan cichlid tanks have strong, full shells
while the ones in all my low hardness planted tanks have very poor shell
development. One tank full of Julies kept the population down to almost
none. Even during the middle of the night, you'd be hard-pressed to find
any. Everywhere else, they've exploded.
So I guess I'm asking, how many folks deliberately introduced snails and
have regretted it ever since ;-)
My next move is to "rent" a few loaches from my LFS and keep them about
a month or so, until they do the job. I'll catch them in the middle of
the night and trade them back in, probably a lot fatter and happier. One
trick that worked for me was to flip the lights on about 1 a.m. and
siphon them from the tank walls, rocks, and wood. When the bucket gets
nearly full of water, pour the water portion back in the tank and
repeat. About a week of this puts a big dent in the population.
Collecting MTSs by hand really sucks!
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