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gstrydom
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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)15:04    Post subject: Burrowing snails? Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest a snail species that burrows in the substrate (helping to eliminate closed air pockets in a fine sandy substrate), but would not eat my plants?
It would of course help if they are also readily available somewhere in London!
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sepgundamrg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

mylasian trumpet snails
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Blair
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PostPosted: 2007.01.20(Sat)17:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysian Trumpet Snails are very good at this job, and are quite commonly available. Surely you're LFS can get them in or stock them. I plant to get some for all of my tanks. I've heard that they're nocturnal, so maybe you could use a moonlight to watch them if you want.

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gstrydom
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PostPosted: 2007.01.21(Sun)4:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all!
Seems the only problem might be to keep the snail numbers under control as well. But then, that could trigger my interest in different loaches!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.21(Sun)7:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

the population of the snails will only increase to the amount of food they have available to them. the snails only come out of the gravel at night, and just stir it during the day. they usually hitch hike on plants and that's how most people get them. oh, and they're very small.
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