Re: NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Detritivorous snail for Native Fish tank
Moontanman at
Date: Mon Oct 04 2004 - 15:59:14 CDT

In a message dated 10/4/04 4:12:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
SHasloue at writes:

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

The Malaysian Trapdoor Snail is a very good snail for aquariums. They stay
buried most of the time and are voracious eaters of old fish food and other
detritus type things. I've never seen them bother plants. I can get a snail that
looks a lot like a MTS but about four times as big that live in the swamps
around here. I don't know if they are big plant eaters or not but I know they
reproduce very slowly.


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