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Demonfish
10-28-2013, 12:02 AM
After moving out the breeding angels, our display tank on the mantel was empty except for plants and MTS. Hundreds of baby snails dotted the glass. Added my one Herotilapia multispinosa and it devoured every snail in sight in 2 days and patrols the plants for new ones to devour. I was surprised, I had read that they mainly ate algae and would eat some green hair algae. I'm sure the big ones in the substrate are safe, but the snail population is now under control.