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Aquarium Snails

Aquarium snails are great tank mates for your fish, and also for your shrimp. They won't harm the babies, but if you have plants there are chances that they can be devoured. But if you can take good care of them, they can be very good.

The diet of snails depends on the size and the species. But most are scavengers that will feed off your plants, but also algae and dead fish. There are a few species that are carnivores, but will only eat animals smaller then them. All in all, the snail is useful to keep your water quality up and controlling algae. But if you are breeding fish, the snails will certainly eat the eggs, so keep them away in this case!

If you are concerned that the snails will eat all your plants, you can rest assured. If your plants are nice and healthy, the snails will leave them alone. They prefer dead leaves, which need to be cleaned up anyway. If you have ever accused snails of kiloing your aquarium plants, chances are that your plant was dying anyway, and the snails came feed off this plant afterward.

If your snails start overtaking your aquarium, you may be feeding your fish too much. Snails like this food as well! Or you may lack some predators. For example, clown loaches are perfect to keep your snail habitation down.

All in all, aquarium snails are a good addition to most tanks!