View Full Version : snail population control that wont harm my mussel

03-24-2009, 12:19 PM

Upstairs tank has loads, been picking them out by hand and feeding to yoyo in downstairs tank, now Ive looked at assasin snails, but would they hunt out my mussel as I dont want that eaten, waited ages to get a mussel, as my downstairs tank has mussel eaters in it



03-24-2009, 01:45 PM
i just posted about this on another thread. it must be snail season. i think what you are doing is really the best thing. when i had a huge snail problem i read up on it here and found out i was probably over feeding my fish. i cut back on feeding and just kept picking the snails out by hand. it took a little over a month but it worked. i think the key is to cut back on feeding. if the snails arent getting enough to eat they wont reproduce. that will give youa shot at getting them under control. at first i was picking 20-30 a day out of my tank then it slowed down to maybe that much a week. now hardly any at all. i just need to remember not to overfeed.