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    Hey!! i was doing some cleaning in one of my tanks and i found these living in one of the plants, are these snails? or is it something nasty please help!!!
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    looks like ramshorn snails. common pest snails. You may want to remove them or you'reliable to get overrun with them.
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    Thanks guys!!! such a quick response!!! is there any way to remove them without stripping the tank back? if i added in a few koolie loaches would they munch their way through them?

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    you can add snail-eating fish or assassin snails - IF your tank has space for them. We'd need to know more about your tank size stocking to determine that.

    You can also try to cut back on feeding, remove any excess food or dead plant material, and that should help keep their numbers down. You can put lettuce or other vegetable material in the tank and pull it and the snails eating it out first thing in the morning.
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