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Old 08-30-2010, 11:18 AM   #21
 
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the sanils in my tank have got better to what the were and i can cope with that and im not scared of snail i just dont like them lol
Snails do, do a great job with tank maintenance though. They eat a lot of the dead plant debris and keep the glass and other decor in the tank free of algae. Depending on the type of snail you have, some even dig around in the substrate air- raiding it and cleaning it. It is these facts that are making me much appreciate them myself. My tank is crystal clear and I can't seem to get algae in my tank at all as they, in combination with my Oto's are so efficient in their clean up efforts.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:23 PM   #22
 
Inga all the information around says that mystery snails are opportunists and will eat whatever is available with out discrimination. However, my experience has been that they prefer decaying plant matter, then softer algae like the common brown algae (not brush), then algae based foods (flake is usually colored and dried algae). But, I have seen them eat frozen and freeze dried shrimp and krill when my puffer was finished eating. I've heard of snails eating dead fish as well, but like most of you here I head count fish daily and notice sick fish quickly and remove to quarantine or as soon as they pass if quarantine is not possible and they do not make it so I can not confirm this.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #23
 
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Inga all the information around says that mystery snails are opportunists and will eat whatever is available with out discrimination. However, my experience has been that they prefer decaying plant matter, then softer algae like the common brown algae (not brush), then algae based foods (flake is usually colored and dried algae). But, I have seen them eat frozen and freeze dried shrimp and krill when my puffer was finished eating. I've heard of snails eating dead fish as well, but like most of you here I head count fish daily and notice sick fish quickly and remove to quarantine or as soon as they pass if quarantine is not possible and they do not make it so I can not confirm this.

Well goodness I certainly hope they won't go after my fish or my plants. So far, they have been kept busy with the dead plant material, algae and food left overs, I guess. They will get evicted if they start getting too hungry. They really are fascinating to watch though.
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