Re: Aquatic Aroids snails
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Aroids snails
- From: REDRAGON40@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 11:23:02 EDT
Snails only eat certain types of algae, and some of them eat the plants, so
you have to be careful what you get There is a catfish called the
bristlenose cat (Ancistrus species) I would recommend a couple of
those. They only grow to about 4 inches max and do not bother any plants.
The only plants they eat are parts that are already dead or dying. They
are totally safe around other fish. Not only that, if you want to get rid
of them after your algae problems are gone, they are very easy to find homes for
as they are popular with aquarists. Just contact an aquarium club or offer
them to an aquarium shop. Contact me off list and I can give you a lot
more info about snails and catfish. (My adult daughter is a snail
collector and can tell you just about anything you want to know)
Carol Ross, Bucks County Aquaium Society < ' )))><
P.S. I subscribe to a botany site. Here is a link to a plant
that was featured the other day.
In a message dated 9/24/2009 1:17:54 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I just heard yesterday that snails will clean a backyard pond of
and I imagine they would do the same inside.
Ask your aquarium
dealer about which sort would be best.
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