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Re: [APD] On the subject of snails....
I just realized reading this that my snail population has reduced
tremendously since the growth of a croaking gourami population in a tank.
The Malaysian trumpet snails have pretty much disappeared altogether too.
It's not coincidence, when the snail count was higher, I've watched these
fish hunt down and pick out the snails from their shells. Anyway, I've now
got "dirtier" substrate, and my observation is it's less usable to the
plants than the finer mulm that the burrowing trumpets create out of tank
> 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
> 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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