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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:01 pm Post subject: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 So  I've  just  finished  setting  up  my  second  tank  and  its  cycling  right  now.  Its  a  low-tech  planted  tank  (no  co2).  substrate  is  solely  controsoil.  Its  going  to  house  mainly  shrimps,  cardinal  tetras,  and  otos.
 
 Now  the  question  ...  do  I  introduce  any  snails  in  this  tank?
 
 There  is  the  prospect  of  them  being  helpful  in  cleaning  the  tank  ...  as  opposed  to  them  eating  away  plants.
 
 I  did  some  reading  and  seem  to  get  the  general  opinion  that  the  trumpet  snails  are  good.  however  the  opinions  of  the  remaining  snails  is  mixed.  so  i  would  like  someone  with  practical  experience  to  guide  me  please.
 
 I  do  know  that  apple  snails  are  a  big  no  no.  i  lost  a  lot  of  good  plants  in  my  other  tank  due  to  those  voracious  eaters.
 
 Here  is  a  good  pic  on  the  snail  types  for  reference  ...
 
 
 
 I  would  mainly  like  a  review  on  ramshorns,  pond  snails,  and  malaysian  trumpets.
 
 Also  ...  which  snails  would  you  recommend  to  keep,  if  at  all,   in  my  setup  (as  mentioned  on  the  top)?
 
 Thanks  a  lot!
 
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 *  http://www.planetinverts.com/snail_species.htmlWeb  Page  Name
 *  http://www.sydneycichlid.com/aquarium-snail.htm
 *  http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/75554-snail-species/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 pond  snails  are  prolific  breeders,as  well  as  Ramshorn  snails.Even  apple  snails  breed  fast,but  nthing  compared  to  those  two.
 I  have  a  few  ramshorn  snails  in  my  tank,and  they  do  not  even  touch  the  plants,keeping  lots  of  algae  away,how  ever  they  do  not  touch  Hair  algae.
 Pond  snails  eat  anything,even  the  bits  of  fishfood,and  new  plant  shoots.
 I  dont  have  trumpet  snails,though  there  was  one  in  my  tank,but  ive  not  seen  him  from  a  few  weeks,he  does  pop   up  sometimes,but  that  dosnt  count  as  experience  Chuckle  
 He  is  la  Mystery  snail  now  ROFL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:40 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 Trumpet  snails  will  keep  the  substrate  turned  over  and  will  help  negate  H2S  build  up.  Breeds  fast  though  and  needs  to  be  controlled  by  manual  removal.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:10 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 Use  Nerite  Snails
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:30 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 Malaysian  Trumpet  snail  to  overturn  n  mix  your  aquarium  soil.  Nerite  snail  to  eat  algae  from  glass.
 If  u  can  try  for   to  buy   1  Bridgesi  Apple  snail  it  eats  all  the  left  overs   do  not  touch  plants  or  moss.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:56 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 thanks  for  your  inputs  guys!  ...  btw  where  do  we  get  nerite  snails  in  bombay,  any  hunch?
 
 
 
 
                                                 
Rony11  wrote  (View  Post):                
If  u  can  try  for   to  buy   1  Bridgesi  Apple  snail  it  eats  all  the  left  overs   do  not  touch  plants  or  moss.                

 bro  i  had  got  one  of  those  yellow  critters  ...
 they  totally  ate  up  my  expensive  plants  (including  a  whole  nupur  japonica   Surprised  ).  they  only  left  my  amazon  swords.  are  u  sure  they  are  safe?
 
 
 
                                                 
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Use  Nerite  Snails                

 i've  seen  images  of  those  snails.  look  pretty  cool.  any  particular  reason  why  u  favor  them  against  the  others?  Is  it  because  they  reproduce  only  in  brackish  water,  so  their  population  doesn't  increase  in  a  freshwater  setup?
 And  what's  your  opinion  on  trumpet  snails?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:16 am Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 I'm  talking  abt.Bridgesi  Apple  snails  n  believe  me  I've  rare  plants  I  have  18  types  of  crypts.  9  types  of  moss  n  they  never  touched  the  plants  till  date.
 U  can  check  the  pictures  in  my  CRS  thread  the  ones  in  the  pictures  r  Bridgesi  Apple  Snails  not  the  regular  apple  snails  there's  a  difference.  
 BTW  Nofar  Japonica  plant  is  a  very  beautiful,  rare  n  expensive  plant.  I  dont  have  it  because  its  used  in  big  aquariums  mine  r  nano  aquariums.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:37 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

                                                   
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I'm  talking  abt.Bridgesi  Apple  snails  n  believe  me  I've  rare  plants  I  have  18  types  of  crypts.  9  types  of  moss  n  they  never  touched  the  plants  till  date.
 U  can  check  the  pictures  in  my  CRS  thread  the  ones  in  the  pictures  r  Bridgesi  Apple  Snails  not  the  regular  apple  snails  there's  a  difference.                  

 
 How  do  you  differentiate  between  a  Bridgesi  Apple  Snail  and  a  regular  Apple  snail?
 I  can't  tell  which  one  from  the  other.
 
 p.s.  nice  tank  u  got  there   Smile  
 
 Reference:
 http://www.applesnail.net/content/species/pomacea_bridgesi.htm
 http://www.planetinverts.com/apple_snail.html
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:37 pm Post subject: Re: Snails in a planted tank -- to keep or not to keep? Reply with quote

 Hi:
 
 I'd  abstain  from  putting  any  snails  at  all,  if  my  show  pieces  are  cardinals  &  shrimps...
 Anything  else  will  only  spoil  the  beauty...
 
 Some  snails  are  prolific  breeders  and  managing  them  will  be  a  problem  sooner  or  later...
 
 Some  interesting  vareities  can  be:
 http://www.dennerle.eu/global/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=171&Itemid=248&lang=en
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