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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 08:17 am:
Hi, I'm not knowledgeable on snails. My only experience was maybe35 years ago when I had a snail explosion in my tank. Now that I am back into fish keeping and spending a lot of effort with planted tanks I want to attack problems before they get out of hand. Here is a picture of what I have been finding in the top layer of gravel.
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 09:05 am:
It is a Malaysian Trumpet Snail. These snails serve a great function by not only cleaning up detritus but also turning the substrate (getting in the gravel or substrate and aerating it) making it a good envirement for plants to take root in. They do not eat live, healthy plants and get along great with all other snails in your aquarium.
WARNING: They will over populate your tank if you over feed = pests. They also tend to climb into filtration systems, sometimes clogging them up.
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 09:09 am:
Sorry missed the advice part
You're over feeding your tank if you've mounds of these guys on your substrate. Advice, cut down on feeding. I sell these guys on Ebay, so if you've experience on selling on Ebay....go to........ Home & Garden:Pet Supplies:Fish, Turtles & Frogs:Crabs, Snails & Algae Eaters