how to convert to planted - Page 3 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 23 Old 08-30-2010, 11:18 AM
Member
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommaso889 View Post
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.
Inga is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 23 Old 08-30-2010, 07:23 PM
New Member
 
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.
Russell is offline  
post #23 of 23 Old 08-30-2010, 10:37 PM
Member
 
Inga's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell View Post
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.
Inga is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to convert to saltwater tbecker Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 02-14-2010 08:49 PM
Newbie: Help convert SW Nano-Cube to FW Planted H20Gardner Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 11-11-2009 03:20 PM
How Hard would it be to convert a 29 gallon ... bf2king Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 02-15-2008 09:56 PM
how to convert sump into refugium? moneylaw Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 06-30-2007 06:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome