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Snails, my love hate relationship

I have a love hate relationship with snails. On the one hand they are great tank wall cleaners and fun to watch roam around the tank. On the other, they are bully’s and attempt suicide on a regular basis.

Even with the above being said, I would highly suggest picking up a few Nerite Snails as they will keep your tank walls squeaky clean (no more float magnet!) I have kept several types of snails (Assassins, Mystery, Nerite, Rabbit/Mystery, and Bladder), the bladder snails were not on purpose and the Assassins made quick work of them. Nerite snails are by far the best at combating algae build up and on top of that they won’t bully food away from your shrimp. The only down side to them is that they frequently try to escape so be sure and keep a lid on your tank.

Snails, do you love them or hate them?

Mystery Snail

Mystery Snail

Assassin Snail

Assassin Snail

Tracked Nerite Snail

Tracked Nerite Snail





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