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hazmat

At first I noticed just a few but now I'm finding LOTS of them.....like last night one 4x4 rock had 20 snails of differing sizes on it. Then I really started looking and founds them all over the place. I'm sure I have easily a hundred tiny snails in there.

 

Do I leave them all in there?? I have read that they reproduce readily but with the rate they are going I could be in the thousands by 2009! :lol: OK, maybe thats an exaggeration.

 

Should I start weeding them out or just let them be?

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Tbone675

i have them also....i think there numbers will reach a equilibrium over time.

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hazmat
i have them also....i think there numbers will reach a equilibrium over time.

 

I hope so! It makes me wonder if there is a "queen" snail in one of my rocks thats just sits there and shoots out babies like bees do. :P J/K I still can't believe how many there are. I was hoping some of my hermits might use them for food.

 

Thank you for the reponse!

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lakshwadeep

You shouldn't worry. Actually, you may want to limit how many introduced snails, like astraeas/ceriths/turbos, are in the tank.

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hazmat
You shouldn't worry. Actually, you may want to limit how many introduced snails, like astraeas/ceriths/turbos, are in the tank.

 

Thanks. I haven't put any new snails in my tank in a long time. I have a total of 4 ceriths, 2 Trochus (which I always thought were Turbo snails), 1 Turbo, and 5 that I think are Nerite. They are black with a silver swirl on the top of them.

 

My best snail by far is the Turbo. I have some kind of macro algae that is growing on my GSP rock and the Maxima clam shell. The turbo will eat every last spec off of them! Sometimes I will even move him to where an algae outbreak is.

 

Thanks again Laks!! I won't worry about it. I'm moving soon and I'm sure the move will get rid of plenty.

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