NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank

Subject: NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank
SHasloue at
Date: Mon Oct 04 2004 - 14:56:15 CDT

I've just set up a 29 gallon tank with biowheel plus mechanical filtration
for a few of our native Midwestern species, Current inhabitants include:
Carmine shiner, Common shiner, Longear sunfish, Bluegill, Orangespotted
sunfish, Orangethroat darter, and Slender madtom.

I'd like a snail species or 2 to aid in scavenging uneaten food and fish
"food by-products".

I'm not a stickler on "native" snail species and have access to
store-bought mystery, apple, and ramshorn snails.

Are any of these species "plant safe", i.e. obligate detritivores?

Thanks for any help.

Steve Haslouer

email: shasloue at

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