I've also added 2 red ramshorn snails to the tank. They add some extra colour and life, but..they also proliferate like crazy.
|Ramshorn snail eggs on the glass. They almost exclusively lay|
eggs on the plants, though.
|This is how big the babies are, 3 weeks after I put the parents in the tank. |
They sure do grow fast.
I also have small pond snails that probably came with my plants. I've started removing all the snail eggs that I can see from my tank, so I don't get a snail plague. But because I also feel bad about just throwing the eggs away, so I put them in a cup next to my window with salvina natans in it and give them small pieces of vegetable as food. I'm hoping that they will start proliferating less rapidly. If not, I'm thinking that I should get one of those cool assasin snails (Anentome helena). Would surely make things more interesting, but I'm not sure that my aquarium is big enough to keep one fed without completely destroying my population of other snails.
The mondo grass was starting to look bad, so I took it out of my aquarium and planted it with my sanseveria's. As compensation, I added a moss ball to my aquarium. They seem pretty neat, because they are actually algae, they should prevent other algae from growing by competing with them for nutrients. I've also read that fish sometimes nibble on it, which could help them survive the weekends, when I can't feed them.
|My aquarium as it is now. Note the moss ball (right).|
|Top view of my aquarium|