Snails - What do they add to bioload?

Discussion in 'Snails' started by Treefork, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. TreeforkWell Known MemberMember

    Ok, my Mystery Snails are good cleaners/scroungers overall gluttons. Just curious, what do they add to my tanks bioload? Do they create as much or more waste as fish? Just thinking about it and was curious.
  2. thequietman44Valued MemberMember

    I had a large blue apple (mystery) snail and it produced a lot of waste :). My nitrates have dropped a good 3-5ppm on a regular basis since it's been gone. Not scientific, just what I've noticed.
  3. ilikefishValued MemberMember

    I have an infestation of Ramshorn snail... before ammonia was around 0... then after they reproduced and the babies grew the ammonia spiked causing me worry... I have plucked out over 100 snails since then and have noticed a large lowering in ammonia... Luckily I have a decent amount of plants to quickly curb the ammonia spike... But ya IME I think they have a heavy bioload...
  4. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    I have a mystery snail the size of a half dollar. He makes a lot of poo but my tank is clean and the perameters are in good shape. But I only keep one per tank so they dont reproduce.

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