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12-27-2012, 02:03 PM #1
What in the snail hell?
So I did a water change a couple of days ago and this am my daughter notices all these baby snails. Problem is I only had one snail that mysteriously showed up about two or three weeks ago after adding a plant. It was so small that I didn't concern myself. How do I get rid of these tiny white snails55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me
12-27-2012, 02:24 PM #2
Probably the best thing to do would be to get your hands on a few assassin snails. these will reproduce as well, but they eat other common snails.
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12-27-2012, 02:27 PM #3
What in the snail hell?
I guess you meant "where did these snails come from"? The one snail you had simply laid a cluster of eggs and now you will have many. Pick them out as you see them. You can also drop in an algae pellet and the snails will flock to that and can be scooped out.
Assassins are great but I think I would hold out on them until you were really loaded with snails so they don't run out of food themselves.
12-27-2012, 06:22 PM #4
I just squish the pond snails against the side of the tank or a rock. My apple snail does quick clean up.
12-27-2012, 07:39 PM #5
0Originally Posted by sunshineb
I've had a pair of these lovely assassins for a year or so now and they have bred (I see a few babies every so often but they are soooooo slow growing you will never be overrun with them). Assassin snails will also eat leftover food. I think they're brilliant. And attractive!"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
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12-27-2012, 09:27 PM #6
0Originally Posted by inuudo25 Gal - Tropical
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12-28-2012, 11:29 AM #7
Got it thanks all55 Gallon community tank that is probably a bit overstocked....dont judge me
12-28-2012, 08:50 PM #8
You can also trap them.Take a used water bottle and poke holes in it only big enough for the snails to get into.Weight the bottle down with some rock or gravel.Place food in the bottle(algae wafer will do),sink bottle to bottom of tank and turn out the lights overnight.In the morning you should see snails in the bottle.Simply rinse it out with hot tap water(this will kill the snails)and place back in the tank with new food.Repeat this until you see no snails.
I had a real bad outbreak of pond snails a few years back.By the time I started to act I had over 30-40 in my tank.I used the above method and within a week I had no more snails.