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  1. Default Help to identify and kill these snails.

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    Hi guy, I have a bunch of these things growing in my tank. I think they are snails but I am not sure. They are very small, less thank 1mm in size, and doesn't seem to be growing much bigger. The shells are flat like half of a mussel shell. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
    The tank I have now is holding 3 guppies, 6 baby guppies, and about 50 RCS.
    I change water every week using tap water and Prime.


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    Any chemical you throw at these will also wipe out your shrimp.
    Doesn't look like a snail, more an egg cluster of something. Does it move?

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    It doesn't look like it move, but 100% sure it moves. Just very slowly. It is not an egg cluster. I know it's some type of life form with a shell, because I can pick it out and crush it easily.

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    If it only has one shell and is that small, it maybe is a freshwater limpet. Not very common, I assume they can be controlled the same way as other molluscs.

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    A limpet is exactly what that looks like. Now how to kill it? I read up on limpets, and they should go away on their own if I cut down on the food amount I feed. Is there a way to get rid of them faster though? I've tried cabbage, and they don't seem interested.

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    Not really. These guys are hardly mobile enough to trap and besides, any snail trap will be standing room only in 5 minutes because of the shrimp.

    I think crushing them as you find them and ignoring them is your best course of action. It's not like it's hurting anything to have them.

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    Do you think an assassin snail would hunt them? I imagine if they eat pond snails and the like, that they'd snack on these guys as well.

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    Threw two assassin snails in there. Didn't do anything, they don't like the limpets.

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