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Can I add snails into my tank at this stage?

CheckeredRust

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Hi all, I'm 19 days into a new planted tank. As I was following the guidance from this forum, I plan to introduce the cherry shrimps into this tank only at week 6.

However as of past few days, I have noticed algae growing on the rocks. And only moments ago, I saw some green algae growing on the glass as well, they look like spots of green algae.

Just wondering if at this stage, could I possibly introduce some nerite snails into the tank?
 

CheckeredRust

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Probably not Nerites, but I wouldn't say no to some Ramshorn snails, Planorbella duryi?
Why not nerites actually? I read that some species of snails reproduce too quickly, and it will be hassle to deal with the overpopulation later on
 

castle

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Yeah tricky to pick the right snails but Nerites are sensitive. Snail populations can really easily be controlled once their food source runs out.

I’d go with a couple of Ramshorns. Plus they’re really quite cool snails.
 

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