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PostPosted: 2005.04.13(Wed)17:58    Post subject: stupid snails!!! GRRR Reply with quote

everytime I try to add any plants to my tanks they always get my whole tank infested with tiny snails... I mean thousands will swarm my tank in a matter of weeks... how do I rid of these buggers withough harming my fish or my plants??
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Susan Wright

Joined: 09 Mar 2005
Location: Tulsa, Ok

PostPosted: 2005.04.13(Wed)18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could scoop them out and flush them, what I do is have a small bowl with about 1 cup water and about 1/4 cup salt mixed in with it then scoop them out and put into salt water. usually destroys them pretty fast. when I get new plants I dip them into mild saltwater, swish around rinse in clean water. When I started doing this I haven't had a snail in over 5 years. Always putting in new plants in different tanks for myself or my brother.

LOL, hope this works for you
The critter ladie
8 cats, 2 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, FISH and more FISH
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Joined: 15 Mar 2005

PostPosted: 2005.04.13(Wed)20:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

depending on the size and other fish in your tank you could get a loach.. they love snails
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Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.04.14(Thu)20:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, a clown loach would clear this problem up in a matter of days. But it depends on the size of your tank and the fish in it. Do some research and you can find out.
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Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Location: mexico

PostPosted: 2005.04.15(Fri)11:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can try with a Striped Raphael (Talking) Catfish they are peaceful and loves the snails. my raphael clean my infested tank even the little clusters of eggs. and is non agresive nightly fish.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.15(Fri)21:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

pea puffers are really good for eating snails, and they are fun to watch....Just don't feed them anything and they will happily eat snails. They usually eat live stuff like brine shrimp and snails...some will eat frozen brineshrimp if you don't have snails for them to hunt.
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Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario. Canada

PostPosted: 2005.04.16(Sat)1:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try removing the snails manually, as has been suggested, or use a trap.

Punch a hole into a film canister lid and throw a few pellets into the canister and stick the lid on. Push the canister into the gravel making sure that approximately half of the hole in the lid is in the substrate. Do this a few minutes before lights out.

The next morning, the canister should be swarming with snails. Remove snails. Repeat Smile

I (being paranoid) also like to disinfect my plants with either a bleach/potassium permanganate/alum dip (or bath in the case of Alum) to eliminate any snail (eggs), as well as other nasties that might be hitching a ride.
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