View Full Version : first tank Inhabitants...SNAILS@#$%#

04-11-2008, 05:13 PM
Well I should have cleaned off my plants a little better before adding them to my 10g tank becuase it is snail infested Ive killed 3 or 4 now and I just found 2 more with just a quick glance to the tank ugh....

04-11-2008, 05:21 PM
Dang sorry about that buddy :(
Just keep picking away at them when i added plants i never clean them off really but check them out before they get put into mine you know.

Just keep plucking away at them and youll get them good luck :thumb:

04-11-2008, 05:40 PM
I keep plucking away but since I just put the plants in, they start floating up if I barly touch them, put my hand in to get one snail and end up having to replant 3 plants.

04-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Ahh man that sucks! Maybe you should just let the plant float for a bit while you pluck away at the snails!

04-11-2008, 05:53 PM
i did hear someone mention lettece to get rid of snails submerge the lettace overnight and the snails would be attached to it in the morning just pull it out.....i hope thats right!!!:19:

04-11-2008, 06:03 PM
the lettuce trick didn't work for me but i'll i had was iceberg lettuce which might i hear hold almost no nutrient values so they might not have been attracted to that.

Even if you wash your plants you'd have to do it so well since i don't think it's actual snails on them but their eggs which eventually hatch. Sure some snails make the trip but i have a feeling its more eggs.

get it under control fast with either the lettuce or squishing them or plan on getting a loach later on. Either one works.

04-11-2008, 06:32 PM
there has been some babys and some medium sized ones, but I just looked in the tank and saw 3 right off the bat, I have a bad feeling about this.

04-21-2008, 11:53 PM
a quick dose of ich cure will wipe out yer snails...not sure about the plants though.

04-22-2008, 12:26 AM
'rent' 2 clown loaches from your lfs for a couple days, dont feed them. they'll get them all. or what i used to bait them was a piece of blanched cucumber. put it in a glass at the bottom and check it every couple hours. overnight is too long to wait, and they will have fed several times over and could possibly be away to reproduce again. the glass is for lifting out the cucumber and ridding it of the suckers without any falling off on the way out.

08-09-2008, 08:48 PM
a weak bleach wash is what i do it kills snails and eggs rinse the plats very well before ya put em in tank

08-09-2008, 09:11 PM
old thread

09-10-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm probably being thick but what's the problem here? I have snails feeding on algae and keep 'm under control by trapping them. I've improvised something but you can even buy snail traps.


09-10-2008, 05:29 PM
a quick dose of ich cure will wipe out yer snails...not sure about the plants though.

Umm Nope I have over 2000 snails and ich cure has never hurt a single one....:hmm3grin2orange:

09-18-2008, 03:52 PM
I had the same problem.I got 2 corys and they made short work of all the babies I could see.:19: