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post #71 of 75 Old 06-02-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Have you ever seen the ones I was talking about?
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post #72 of 75 Old 06-02-2013, 06:25 PM
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Have you ever seen the ones I was talking about?
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I don't think so. Most of what I "see" is pretty small, nothing more than a speck.

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post #73 of 75 Old 06-02-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Anyone else have any idea about these?
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post #74 of 75 Old 06-02-2013, 07:54 PM
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But Byron brings up a good point. I had actually started a response but got sidetracked.

I was going to suggest adding some snails, nerite snails (tiger, zebra....) to compete for the food sources in the tank. If you only added food a few times I expect that these guys may have shown up anyway. These snails don't reproduce in freshwater, are fairly large and do a wonderful job of housecleaning. I have four, along with an assortment of pond and MTS, but the tigers really do wonders. I haven't cleaned the glass in months and it is clear as... well... glass. They even chowed down on a fungus I had on one of my driftwood pieces a while back.


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post #75 of 75 Old 06-02-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
Not really into snails. Also, there are snails in there as they came in with one of the plants..
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