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Old 07-03-2013, 10:14 AM   #1 
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I never realized how much snails poop!!

I just put white sand in one section of my divided 10 gallon, and there's one nerite snail in there... I can't believe how much he poops! There is so much snail poop on the ground after just one day, it must be pooping every few minutes.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #2 
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yes but I have zero algae in my tank
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hehe I know. I'd rather clean up snail poop than scrub algae off of everything.
Although blue-green algae is growing on my sand.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #4 
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Yeah I had a Nerite snails . I don't think they are worth it. Algae is not harmfully too much poop is. They poop more then plecos.

Rams horn snails are my fav. Little poop.
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Rams horn snails are my fav. Little poop.
Do they have population explosions like other snails? That's another reason I prefer nerites, zero babies. Eggs, but no babies ever.
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Do they have population explosions like other snails? That's another reason I prefer nerites, zero babies. Eggs, but no babies ever.
In my experience, ramshorns don't multiply as quickly as pond snails, but almost.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #7 
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They are easy to control cut back on feeding and they will not over produce. If there is too much food they start to breed like mad. Only feed what your fish can eat and no problem. I keep them in all my tanks. They are amazing as cleaning the tank. They are good food from some fish too. My betta will eat the tiny baby snails that just hatched.
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If I knew snails pooped a lot I wouldn't have gotten a Black Mystery Snail...
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #9 
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I've got 4 in the big tank and I guess I don't see it because of the color of my gravel. I only feed what the fish can eat though and I only put down two algae tablets two or three times a week depending on how my otos tummies look.
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Nerites still have a lower bioload than other aquatic snails. Sometimes, Milly will fall asleep and she'll end up pooping on herself lol
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