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    My new collection, red ramshorn. Work fine in my planted tank as they will not eat live plant.
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    very nice Red Ramshorn snail

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    I think so, too.

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    I think ramshorns are good algae eaters. They are good for fish tanks
    but I wouldn't introduce them to my shrimp tank because of the amount of shit they produce is way to much imo ^^

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    I have these in my shrimp tank. Got out of control and started eating all the shimp food because of the lack of predators. I ended up putting a pea puffer in the tank to get things under control.

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    don't the pea puffers attack the baby shrimps ?
    I have a biological weapon a against snails ^^.
    in germany it's called "Schneckenegel" (snail leech).
    It's by far the most effective natural enemy of snails and they do not harm shrimps ! I keep them in my Grade SS and SSS aquariums.
    They sometimes "ride" on top of the shrimps without hurting them.
    http://www.welse.net/SEITEN/egel.htm

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    Good lord - that's the leech that I had in my tank! I NEVER made the connection between them and the snails until every one of my snails died, after which, the leeches disappeared. It took me close to a year to figure it out. The leeches were never on the fish. I'd find them on the undersides of leaves and on the shells of my snails, but I didn't know that they were preying on the snails.

    So now I know *exactly* what leech I had! They were yucky - eeeeewwwww!!!!!!

    Well, I asked for three little ram's horn snails at the fish shop yesterday. You know what?! I was charged $3.99 (USD)! I felt ripped-off, but the owner of the shop often gives me discounts and freebies, so I wasn't as bothered by it. This was an employee that didn't know me.

    The snails didn't seem happy to be in my tank. I moved one into a different tank (the one that once had the leeches) but I think it died. The other two in my new 10-gallon tank are slowly adjusting. I hope they lay lots of eggs. These snails are great for algae-eating!

    Thanks for the info about these "schnekenegel." Until now, I had no idea what species of leech they were. Still, eeeeewwwwww!!!!! I prefer having too many snails .

    -Naomi

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    I prefer having too many snails .

    -Naomi
    I would prefer your leeches. I cannot get rid of all my ramshorns. They eat algae, but they prefer my plants.

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    I have ram horn's in my shrimp and discus tanks. They are excellent algae eaters! In my shimp tank they are producing like crazy but I don't think they prefer the higher temps in my discus tank.

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    holly crap!! thats awesome! I would love some of those leeches if for sure for sure they don't feed on shrimp.

    I could finally get rid of all my stupid snails in my shrimp tanks.

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