Re: NANFA-- Snails.

unclescott (
Tue, 17 Jun 2003 15:02:53 -0500

The Malaysian snails are great around plants too and keep the gravel sifted.

However, don't try to spawn egg layers in a tank with them. The carnivorous
night shift will devour any unguarded eggs. Can't speak to the issue of
guarded eggs, but have my doubts that in all cases the eggs would be safe.

And assume that once introduced to a tank, that they are there to stay.

Great snails for tanks of livebearers and mouthbrooders.

It's a little disconcerting though, to be watching the tank after a long
day - and suddenly the gravel lurches several mm to the side! ;)

All the best!


> I keep the live bearing snails with my cichlids. they are nice because you
> really don't see them much during the day. At night they come out and
> the tanks. During the day the burrow in the sand cleaning it pretty
> thoroughly. When you do see them, they are nice looking snails. They
> me of a unicorn.
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