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Re: snails v pupfish
Wolfgang Schickler wrote:
> I like the shrimp because they are much easier
> removed (if you want to) and don’t cause
> like snails tend to do...
Wolfgang makes a very good point. I have rid several tanks of pond and
ramshorn snails with Loaches, but even "big" Clown Loaches seemed to be
unable to crunch some MTS shells. [I have heard they are easier to remove in
water softer than my old Fremont stuff. The shells apparently aren't quite
MTS are a livebearing "trapdoor" snail and can withstand almost any
poisoning by slamming the door and going dormant until the toxic substance
is gone or diluted to safe levels. Weeks of Chlorox just bleached the shells
a bit, for example. Short of boiling the gravel, or long soak in strong
acid, I have not found any sure-fire way to eliminate them, once they get
This tenacity can lead to the kind of paranoia mentioned in the lead post on
this thread, BTW. :-)
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