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I love snails in my tank, always have them in my tank. 29 27.36%
Strong prefferance for snails in my tank. 14 13.21%
I like snails in my tank. 22 20.75%
They are ok. 23 21.70%
I dislike snails in my tank. 10 9.43%
Strong prefferance against snails in my tank. 2 1.89%
I hate snails in my tank, never have them in my tank. 6 5.66%
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Old 26th November 2013   #1 (permalink)
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I added some snails to my tank and I was wondering what people think about having snails, are they a nuisance? etc. Please VOTE and leave a REPLY if you want too. Also say why you like or dislike them please.

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I used to have a giant Colombian ramshorn in my tank but it kept uprooting plants so I removed it. That being said however I don't mind having them in the tank because they really clean up excess food and other wastes. I can't seem to get a colony of any small snails to establish because my newts eat them, but I have large colony of limpets(super tiny snail like animals) that is quite well established in my tank. I believe that they are a great help in maintaining a healthy tank environment.



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Love them!



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My snails do a great job of cleaning up dead leaves etc. Then once they reach a certain size the newts just eat them so they're handy, free live food as well!



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I have loads....maybe too many. I fear they may be plotting against me.



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Oh Azhael I am sure they are!



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I always try adding them but after seeing a number of apple snails get destroyed by laos newts ive stopped trying



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I actually want to start a snail/shrimp tank! Then use it as my supply for my other tanks :)



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Default Re: Do You Like Snails In Your Tank???

I keep snails in all my tanks as a food source . I even go to the extent of reintroducing them to tanks if my axolotls wipe them out.



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That is a good idea AeonMapa! You should do that!



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I actually want to start a snail/shrimp tank! Then use it as my supply for my other tanks :)
I've got such a tank. Keep it a little warmer and everything will flourish. Use this tank to grow Java moss as well.



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Exactly what Aeon said



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I had two mystery snails in my fish tank that has two eastern newts. It also has like 6 assassin snails that reproduced about a month or so ago. Ever since I got the assassins, the pondscum snails are gone! The theory is that they come with the fish flakes...and we certainly had a lot of them.



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I always had snails and ignored them, with no bad effects. Then last week I purchased a huge snail at the petshop. Next day, 7 out of 11 iberian ribbed newts in the tank were dead. The surviving four I removed and are still alive, but not eating well. I have over fifty iberian ribbed newts is five other tanks. None showed any signs of problems. I was wondering if anyone else had similar experiences? The snail was dead two days later.



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I don't mind having snails in my tank, however the only problem I have had with them is they are now in my canister filter just going to town. Went to clean it out a couple weeks ago and they have eggs everywhere.



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I actually want to start a snail/shrimp tank! Then use it as my supply for my other tanks :)

I'm in Florida so our weather might be pretty close. I literally leave cherry/pumpkin shrimp outside with some shade so the water doesn't go over 90 degrees. Crazy number of snails, shrimp, hydras, and copepods grow. I used to have daphnia as well, but I am assuming the hydras ate them all. No feeding required because it is a dirted tank and algae grows like wildfire. Just need to top the water off once a month.



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So I have a Question.

I put some snails in my tank, one pond snail and a lot of unidentified ones. They are small but growing bigger, none are bigger that 2 cm. Anyway, I don't know what they eat, apparently they eat waste? But I was looking at one of my plants and half the stalk was eaten! I am pretty mad because it was my healthiest and fastest growing stalk. Could a snail have eaten it? Do they eat plants as well? I just thought they helped keep a tank clean and provide extra food, but I didn't think they would eat my plants! Is it a snail that ate part of my stalk do you think?



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I thought about buying a snail for my tank today. I decided that I'd wait till later to buy one. I'm glad I decided that. I was looking at my tank thinking, "Gee, I wonder what that brown speck on the glass is?" Turns out to be a tiny snail that came in with a plant or something. I am happy about that haha



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I had snails and they died very quickly.



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I love snails! I wish i had a bigger variety of them, but all i have is tons of ramshorns and some bladdersnails. The malaysian trumpets die out when the temperatures drop in winter, same for Neritina and Clithon. I need to collect some local snails. I'd love applesnails but they eat plants and that doesn't suit me.

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