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Re: Malaysian Livebearing Snails
> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 21:26:55 -0500
> From: "Guang Yan Wang" <lesenw-2 at idt_net>
> Subject: Malaysian Livebearing Snails
> Have anyone ever kept this knid of snail. Do they over
populate in your
> aquarium? Do they do ham to the plants. I have heard that
they help lose up
> the substrates and help the substarte oxygenated. Ant info
would be helpful.
> Thank you very much.
> Guang Wang
Yes, I have been. MTS(Malaysian Trumpet Snails) are
livebearers. I've yet seen only 2 babies so far for about 2
months since their arrival. You're right on their loosening up
the substrate and, ergo, helping it oxygenate. They're about
little over 1/2", light sienna, cone-shaped, both scavengers
and algae eaters. So you know whether they overpopulate my
tank. Perhaps, it's because I don't overfeed and keep the
bottom surface clean. Only things I drop into the bottom are
algae wafers for algae eaters and substrate fertilizers. No LFS
sells them. I asked the staffers to give me one or two.
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