Thread: Plants MINUS Snails?
06-22-2013, 07:30 PM #1
Plants MINUS Snails?
I want to get a few plants for my 10g and my LYS has lots, but they also have snails on them. I don't want the snails at all so is there something I can do to get snails/snail eggs off the plants before adding them to my tank? I'll have very easy to grow plants for my low tech aquarium. Anubias, moss ball..simple stuff. Thanks guys!
06-22-2013, 07:32 PM #2
Whenever I get new plants, I rinse them in a bucket of water and pick off any visible snails/eggs. To make sure I've killed off any snail eggs, I dunk the plants in a mix of water and potassium permanganate. Be careful with potassium permanganate it will turn your clothes/hands purple, so wear gloves if you decide to use it.
06-22-2013, 07:51 PM #3
also dipps in aluminum sulfate and bleach solutions will kill off snails. the bleach can be harsh on some plants so its not a favorite, i think the potassium permanganate is the favorite tho.KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!
06-23-2013, 04:51 AM #4
you could also get a snail to eat the other snails.
if you get one or two assassin snail it will eat the others and doesn't breed often.
also it is a neat addition to the tanki hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!