What Snail Is This

  1. adatt Initiate Member

    What snail is this? Is it good or bad for aquarium.

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  2. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    MTS, or Malaysian Trumpet Snail.
    No, it's not bad for your tank.

  3. Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    Pests snails are a debatable topic. They are good for your tank, but like everything, moderation is needed.
    Pest snails will clean up your tank for you and at the same time will tell you if you are over feeding by having a population explosion
  4. adatt Initiate Member

    Thanks only 1 was visible today and it was seen for first time. Should I reduce feed of fishes?

  5. toolman Well Known Member Member

    Yes, don't overfeed and you shouldn't have a problem.
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  7. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Malaysian trumpet snail. Ots the.only snail i.deliberately introduce to all my tanks. They are great for your substrate imo.

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  9. Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    IME they can be a pain and overpopulate the aquarium even without overfeeding, but interestingly have done this in only one of my six tanks.

    This is a 40 gallon heavily planted aquarium with 20 Neon Tetras which don't need much food at all.

    I am happy to have a few of them. But I must be able to see through the glass.

    In my case I have managed their numbers down effectively by siphoning some of them out at each water change.