Re: Pond Snails

> From: Jonathan_Kirschner at Energetics_com (Jonathan Kirschner)
> I am not so sure that the pond snails will consume your healthy
> plants, but they are prolific breeders and will soon overwhelm your
> tank if you don't do something about them.  Of course, they are
> probably less of a problem in a 130 gallon tank than in my 20 gallon,
> but I would still make every effort to keep their population in check.
> One of the reasons I recently tore my tank down and thoroughly
> cleaned it was because of a pond snail infestation.  They seemed so
> cute at first.   In spite of performing a bleach dip on my new plants
> when they arrived (all of them are doing very well thanks to the
> combined wisdom of the list), I still have noticed an occasional pond
> snail in the aquarium.  When I do see one I crush it against the glass
> and give my fish an escargot appetizer :)

I used to keep oscars and I feed them crickets and snails from my
other tanks.  They make a nice crunching sound when eating them; it
sounds like someone eating potato chips.

- Frank