The problems start when their population gets out of control. Snails breathe, create waste and decompose when they die just like any other fish or animal in your tank. They add to the bioload, meaning your aquarium not only needs to support your fish, but an ever-increasing population of snails as well. They are so tiny that a few of them surely won’t matter, but if you let things get out of control before long you’ll find that the tank, and the fish, are under constant stress.
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In addition to edible matter that grows naturally, a Gold Inca Snail should be fed supplements of fish food, bottom feeder pellets and algae wafers. Its not a good idea to think that snails can survive solely on naturally growing matter as the snail may starve. In addition to store bought food, a Gold Mystery Snail may also like supplements of washed soft blanched vegetables such as leaf lettuce, iceberg lettuce or green zucchini squash. Experiment with different vegetables to see what the snail is interested in. Generally, if a snail is not interested in the vegetable after one day, I take it out. Leaving uneaten vegetables in the tank too long is not good for water quality. The same goes for overfeeding with fish food and pellets.
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A Gold Inca Snail can do well in a wide range of aquarium water conditions. Staying within the tropical community fish tank range is a good start. My preference is for moderately moving, clear, oxygen rich water. Some hobbyist suggest that a Gold Inca Snail can do well in still water on the murky side. That may work too, but for aesthetic purposes, my personal preference is clear tank water.
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