Re: Apple Snails

>From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
>Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 09:49:47 -0700
>Subject: Re: Tank Cover
>In my tanks, all of the phenotypes of apple snails will eat soft, decaying
>leaves.  When these aren't available, they will eat algae.  I've had snails
>starve in a heavily planted, algae-free tank.  If any of the apple snails die,
>they can add a lot of nutrients to the water suddenly.

My apple snails chose to eat the higher plants after the algae was gone.
They seem to relish crypts!

Neil Frank, TAG editor    Aquatic Gardeners Association    Raleigh, NC USA