Snails and Sand?
My new 55 gallon is about ready for population, and I'm thinking about bottom cleaners - I've got 4 dwarf crayfish and 3 cherry shrimp in there now, but was thinking about adding a couple of my mystery snails from another tank. Anyone know if they have a problem on/with the sand? I've read the rams horn do OK w/sand but haven't seen much info regarding mystery snails.
Also, if anyone knows of a catfish or bottom feeder that TRUELY eats waste (the stuff the snails/fish/shrimp won't eat or leave behind) I'd love to know about it.
Jim, I'm wary about your crayfish. These creatures have been known to ambush fish and eat them. Any bottom dwellers and snails won't last long at any rate.
I had actually never thought about it from that perspective - they are only about an inch long so I always worried that they would be expensive food for a quick fish (and since there used to be 5 I'm pretty sure one got eaten). But now that you mention that I'm going to reconsider their current home. Luckily, I have a couple extra small tanks for just this type of situation! :)
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