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Re: Snail(s) in killi tank.
Hey Nonn, just wondering why someone would say that MTS aren't recommended.
They've never bothered my fish eggs if that's what some folks suggest. And
since they're mainly nocturnal and susbstrate burrowers, they've never been
a nuisance to the fish themselves. Moreover, they do eat any unwanted food,
and so in a 2.5 gal. tank, I usually keep at least 1 or 2 MTS. OTOH, if
you're doing a really soft, acidic water tank, then I wouldn't recommend
snails at all b/c they'll just die. The low calcium content will preven
their shells from hardening and essentially, they'll dissolve. I've seen it
b/f in my soft tanks. Others may have different experiences. As for pond
snails, they're kind of a nuisance, and I have noticed a drop in fry count
when they're present in a breeding setup. Hope this helps.
>I have a few questions regarding to SNAILs
>1. I'm wondering what kind of snail do you keep (if at all) in your killi
>tanks? I read from some where that Malasian livebearers -trumpet- snails
>are not recomended. Why?
>2. Apart from eating some left over, what is the benefit of having snail(s)
>in the tank?
>3. How many snail(s) do you keep per US gallon of water?
>Thanks in advance,
>PS. I just got my first trio of Peat diver, today. Thanks, Les.
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