Wasn't sure if the breeders here new about this or not? (I'm sure you guys have! Just wanted to hear your responses to this)
"Another practical snail use is originating nutrient cycling. To start up new systems Socolof mentions the genus Ampullaria (mystery, apple snails) for culturing infusoria, a microscopic amalgamation used as a first food for egglayers. Snails bring along the starter culture for this critter bouillabaisse wherever they go."
- Cited by Wet Web Media
Was wondering if anyone else has tried this out? The only danger behind this is that snails (without discrimenation) will eat fry along with thier normal diet. I've never raised a fry before, but are they really -that- slow that they couldn't escape a snail? lol?