What Snail Is This

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by adatt, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. adattNew MemberMember

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

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  2. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

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

    Floundering_AroundWell Known MemberMember

    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. OP

    adattNew MemberMember

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

    toolmanWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, don't overfeed and you shouldn't have a problem.
  6. OP

    adattNew MemberMember

  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

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

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
  9. Redshark1

    Redshark1Well Known MemberMember

    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.

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