10-24-2006, 11:14 PM
| || | Not all snails will do that in general. Malayan Trumpet Snails are livebearing snails. They don't eat plants but eat detritus and sitr the substrate which makes them quite important when you use sand. This is good with Lake Tanganyikan setups since the water there is generally hard and snails won't become too vulnerable compared to soft waters where their shells become too soft making them quite vulnerable to being eaten by other fish.
Originally Posted by joeshmoe
Snales also like to lay eggs on plants and when the eggs hatch they might eat your plants.
Some species of Apple Snails will eat plants but some will not. I find ramshorns the biggest of my troubles. They eat plants and you'll find your plants bearing several holes.
Depending on the size of your tank, loaches can be the answer as long as space permits but do not get clown loaches if your tank is small. They are far too big than most people realized.