Chasing the impossible dream?
Dave asked if snails can carry fish parsites or diseases. I know that snails
which are brought into the aquarium from outside sources can carry a parasite
which will kill a fish. I can't remember the name of it but it has a very
weird life cycle including needing water fowl, snails and then fish as hosts.
The fish dies....the duck eats the dead fish...snail eats duck
droppings....fish eats snail...fish dies......
I have a planted tank with discus. After struggling for a while I found that
if I really packed the plants in the tank and provided good lighting I did
not have an algae problem. I keep many discus in bare bottom tanks with only
two fish to each thirty gallon tank. This tank is only 45 gallons and it
houses 6 discus nine month old fed three times a day. I could not do this
when I had only a few plants in the tank. The algae took over twice. When I
planted nearly every inch of gravel with plants and put in some duckweed my
biggest problem was seeing the discus. Hope this helps.
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