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PostSubject: Benefits of snails?   Benefits of snails? EmptyThu Feb 17, 2011 7:13 pm

This may sound like a bit of a silly question but what would be the benefits of snails in an aquarium? I have heard of apple and ramshorn snails but i do not know what they would be doing in an aquarium, or are they just nice to have?
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thanks for the info wolverine Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Benefits of snails?   Benefits of snails? EmptyThu Feb 17, 2011 10:47 pm

I see no benifit to them. Some people with heavily planted tanks like to have some of the digging snails to help turn the substrate over but in my experence they always end up being a massive MASSIVE pain in the butt!

I activly kill snails in all my tanks as I want to reduce the bio-load to as little as possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Benefits of snails?   Benefits of snails? EmptyThu Feb 17, 2011 11:39 pm

Doug wrote:
I see no benifit to them. Some people with heavily planted tanks like to have some of the digging snails to help turn the substrate over but in my experence they always end up being a massive MASSIVE pain in the butt!

lol! Thanks for the info Doug, you have all been a great help Very Happy
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