05-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I would leave them alone. These small snails, be they pond/bladder snails or Malaysian
Livebearing, are very useful. The eat all organics (fish and plant waste) so it gets broken down faster by bacteria. And they can get everywhere to find it, which is something you can't. Consider them your friend and helper.
Agreed 1000%. I've purposely put trumpet snails in all my tanks. People just focus on them with sand substrates, but they are an asset in gravel and bare bottom tanks as well.
Aside from their benefits, they will train you not to feed too much. Their population is directly related to the quantity of food available to them, so if there is a lot, you will have a lot. If there's a minimal amount, you will have a small colony. Maintaining a small colony is the mark of good feeding habits, in my opinion. Sent from Petguide.com App