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« on: April 30, 2006, 07:44:10 PM »

Pond Snails
Physa acuta


One of the most obnoxious of pest snails. They will reproduce in your tank, so if you have one, there are more. Can be out-eaten by other snails and algae eating fish. They are quickly consumed by loaches, cana snails, and snail eating cichlids.

Red Ramshorn
Planorbis sp.


Some like these snails. They are algae eaters, and can be much easier maintained. Picking out the larger snails is easier as they grow to 1-2cm.. When placed in a tank with pond snails, they will out-eat the pond snails, resulting in no pond snails over time. Their shell is harder to crack, so loaches do not always eliminate all of these. You need a big loach to open a big ramshorn. You need 2 snails to reproduce, so if you can be sure you have only one, you will not be inundated with snails. Kept singly, these snails have been seen at nearly an inch long.

MTS - Malaysian Trumpet Snail.
Melanoides tuberculata
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