02-20-2011, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I have hundreds, and I mean hundreds, of snails in my tanks. They don't bother me. The way I look at it, they are obviously eating "stuff" or they wouldn't survive, and the "stuff" they are eating is not going to pollute my tank or harm the fish if they eat it.
I certainly do not overfeed my fish. Which means that in a healthy system there is a lot of "stuff" and having these busy beavers getting rid of it suits me just fine.
I have had a 10g running for several months now with only one Farlowella fry in it, and it feeds exclusively on algae. I never put food into this tank. Yet there must be a couple hundred Malaysian Livebearing snails in there. I've no idea what they are eating, perhaps partly the algae, but obviously something is feeding them, as they can grow up to 3/4 of an inch just by eating "stuff" in the tank.
They are nature's vacuum, and the service they perform in an aquarium is a blessing indeed.
alrighty then, the'll stay for now :) I just hope they dont eat the little cryptocoryne they are all over it! seems intact though..for now..
Originally Posted by Pufferfish22
Why not put a post on the pufferfish bit of this site, Puffs love them and keepers will happily take them off your hands (Puffs bite them in half so death is swift and painless, they know nothing about it!) I'd take the lot but unfortunately I'm in the UK so a bit to far to come!
yeah your a bit far..I'll try to see what happens I mean there are snails everywhere I look!