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ramshorns ?

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by rusty shackleford, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford New Member

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    i have some rams horn snails in a seperate tank at the moment, should i infect my main tank?

    dont mind snails, think there neat. also have a few assassin snails in my main tank already.

    just wanting some opinions before i do, from what iv read once its done theres no going back...
     
  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    infect? infest? terms like that may hurt your snails feelings ;)

    if you like snails then I say go for it. They are good cleaners eating rotting plant and left over food.

    They show up in all my tanks and I never worry about them. You end up with a snail explosion when your water quality decreases.
     
  3. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford New Member

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    im just worried about

    1- uprooting hair grass
    2- eating hair grass
    3- having many dead snail shells littering my sand bed
    4- population explosion
    5- climbing out of the tank and falling behind my stand

    have you had any of these issues?
     
  4. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    they are aquatic so they do not leave the tank.

    ramshorn snails do not dig in the substrate, so no issues with uprooting

    pop explosions haven't happened as long as water quality is good. removing "excess" is easy. I drop in an algae wafer and wait...then remove all the snails that attach themselves to it.

    I don't see a lot of dead shells, easily removed.
     
  5. rusty shackleford

    rusty shackleford New Member

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    thnaks shadow, you made the decision much easyer.
     
  6. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    I got red ramshorn snails, great cleaning crew, cheaper than otos. ;)

    Also easier to dispose if the numbers increase. Not due to water quality but over feeding, that is the main reason for increase.


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  7. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    water quality from over feeding :-"
     

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