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Unfortunately, snails often arrive in an aquarium with fish and plants.
While they can be an interesting part of keeping an aquarium, some species such as the Malaysian trumpet snail, ram's horn snail, and the pond snail can breed freely in the aquarium producing large numbers. Mystery snails do not breed readily, and that is why most aquarist like to keep them in their aquariums.
You may have a mystery snail. They earn their keep by clearing up any rotting vegetation from your aquarium plants as well as algae from the glass. Here is some information on mystery snails.
Snails will adhere to the aquarium glass and crawl up the sides of the tank.
Snails readily reproduce in an aquarium environment.
Live aquatic plants are beneficial for snails, which will graze on their leaves.
Snails can be kept in most tanks, but some gouramis, skunk loaches and other large fish may eat smaller snails.
Although snails will move along the surfaces of the aquarium scraping green algae with their mouths, they will also accept all kinds of commercial flake and pellet foods.
For optimum health, feed your aquatic invertebrates as much food as they will consume in 1-3 minutes, twice a day.