im getting a new tank with sand and i heard that malaysian trumpet snails will get rid of the gas bubbles in the sand. but where exactly can i find these magical snails? and how many will i need in a 5.5 gal?
a lot of times they come in on plants. i have a few in my tank with sand, and shipped about four out earlier today. if i had more, i'd totally sell some! as of now though, I don't have any for sale. hope you find some!
Corydoras and loaches will stir up the sand, but not as deep as MTS. Plants are also great as they aerate the sand and prevent the bacteria that cause the bad gas bubbles from forming. If you're not sold on MTS, just use chopsticks to stir the sand.