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Hell all, After some opinions Please...
 
I Have Planted 3 Plants into an Empty Aquarium and found I had a stow-away snail arrive. I know they are cleaners so am not totally against having him in there (I think).
 
However in a couple of weeks once its ready and running for a short while (maybe 3-4 weeks) I am hoping to get shrimp as my cleaners, would they work well together, hinder each other or is it just personal opinion? 
 
I have heard that snails can breed like wild fire and i don't want to get swamped with them.
 
Many Thanks In Advance
 

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Snails can be beneficial to your tank and won't bother your shrimp at all. So long as you don't over feed the tank the snails won't over populate.
 

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I also had a snail arrive on a plant that I bought and I thought he was cute so I kept him. That was about a month ago and now my tank has over 50 snails in it. I do not over feed my fish and I vacuum and do water changes often so there is no algae build up in my tank. I don't know what the snails are eating! Maybe there is no algae built up because the snails eat is as fast as it grows; who knows. Anyways, I bought a couple of Assassin snails and I'm hoping they chow down on the little snails; I can't bring myself to kill them. At least this way they are a natural part of the food chain. Good luck :) 
 

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Are you about to begin cycling the tank? If so imagine all the ammonia is going to kill any snails that were brought in D:
 

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