01-11-2012, 11:03 AM
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Should I introduce MTS to my aquarium?
After locating a renegade pond snail in my aquarium, I began to research "nuisance" snails and have become rather fascinated with the MTS. I have a planted 15 gal aquarium with a mixture of small and medium sized gravel, a male Betta and a golden Apple Snail.
Yesterday I noticed that one of the tanks at my LFS had quite a large population of MTS crawling about and I'm sure they'd be willing to donate a few. Before I do anything rash that I might later come to regret, I thought I'd lean on the expertise of this forum.
1) Given the tank setup described above, is there any reason not to intentionally introduce MTS into the equation?
2) Are the benefits that I perceive correct and worthwhile? Specifically, will they help control algae and detritus while aerating the substrate?
3) Will the MTS out-compete the less desirable pond snails?