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Old 05-21-2010, 01:08 AM   #1 
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Does anyone have MTS?

The guy at the LFS gave me 4 MTS today (I think he has a crush on my roommate LOL). They're really cute but I've never had them before and I don't know if I should keep them or not so I have some questions.

Will they eat well on algae wafers? I don't actually have any algae in my tanks so I supplement my snails and ghost shrimp with algae wafers and micro pellets.

Do they breed like crazy? That is the reason I don't keep pond snails because I don't want to deal with an out break. Also are they m/f or hermaphroditic?

If they have separate sexes then I can just put one snail in each tank so they don't have a chance to make babies.

I was thinking about putting them in my spawning / fry tanks to help create some infusoria (sp?).
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:19 AM   #2 
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I'm sorry, I know nothing about them other then they are SO adorable!!!!! I want one. LOL

The only kind of snail I can find around her are Mystery snails. (gonna have like 100 of those soon...)
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:25 AM   #3 
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Yeah Mysteries are what I have. I also saw some nerite snails at the store so I'm gonna probably go back next week to see how much they cost and get some when I get my ghost shrimp.

If it turns out I don't want these MTS I'll mail them to ya ;)
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #4 
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OH no.. better not do that. I've got 100 baby snails on the way, I don't wanna get too over run. LOL
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:31 PM   #5 
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LOL. I might be in the market for some more mystery snails once yours get big. What color are they?
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #6 
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I have no clue. They haven't hatched yet. LOL

The Mom is gold. Obviously don't know what the dad is... I'm hoping for some different colors. I don't know about snail genetics though..
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #7 
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I think with snails its what you see is what you get. If you have gold snails you'll get gold. But if you have a few different colors in the same tank and don't know who the daddy was I don't know what you'll get.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #8 
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Trumpet snails are livebearer and one can soon be many, reproduce pretty fast, they borrow in the substrate and usually are not seen much during the daylight until you get a good population of them, the more you feed the faster they reproduce, they can do some good on algae in the tank but not much, I would not add any extra food for them unless you want more.......some can be really pretty with different color shells etc...I have some that are over 1 inch long and each spiral is a different color or shade with strips and dashes and dots.....
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:37 PM   #9 
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Yeah Mysteries are what I have. I also saw some nerite snails at the store so I'm gonna probably go back next week to see how much they cost and get some when I get my ghost shrimp.

If it turns out I don't want these MTS I'll mail them to ya ;)

okay im really confused what does MTS mean?
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:35 PM   #10 
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Multiple tank syndrome! lol No, it means Malaysian trumpet snail.
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