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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I agree with madagascar, looks like some type of ramshorn...like the others said, they really are more a nuisance than anything, but they breed like crazy

    Not sure if you can acquire assassin snails in your location, but that would be your best deterrent to having the tank overrun with them..I don't believe that one loach will be able to keep up with the population explosion you may very quickly have
    I have never seen them in SA.

    The last resort will either be a snail kill treatment or I will drain that tank completely and leave it like that for a while. However, those are both cruel and unnatural.
    Learning as I go... and thanking everyone on this forum for their help, advice and patience!

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    while the clown loach is still small you can use him to get some of the snails but he will rapidly outgrow that tank and he may not be able to keep up with your incoming population boom. Remember that 20 is only what you see. There are probably many more hiding in the cracks and crevasse of the tank.
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
    "We come from the land of the ice and snow" | "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage | What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
    How to cycle without fishies!

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    Snail killing chemicals will almost certainly harm the plants too, as well as very likely any other stock you have, as it is quite easy to overdose.
    Draining the tank and letting dry will also harm the rest of your stock more than the snails. Yes, many will die, but unless you take out your substrate and decorations and bake them or something there will always be some remaining moist nook where a few snails survive and then go on to repopulate your tank.
    A clown loach will, as already mentioned, reach a very large size and not only that but also is s schooling species.
    Your best bet in the long run is to just control them. You likely won't ever get rid of them completely, but with good feeding and waste management they should not be a nuisance. I've always had ramshorns in my tank. Lots and lots in my early days when I overfed, now I only see 2-3 every week in my planted tank.

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    other thing would be is to net them, put them in a bag and give them away to others that have clown loaches
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
    "We come from the land of the ice and snow" | "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage | What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
    How to cycle without fishies!

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    Or puffers. Supposedly puffer keepers are always on the lookout for cheap snails.

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    ah yes dwarf puffers love those things. to bad they are aggressive - but if you have no other fish, they would work as well.
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
    "We come from the land of the ice and snow" | "I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam Savage | What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
    How to cycle without fishies!

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    well, once the fry have grown up, nothing will be in that tank. It only has Hornwort which I could get rid of if necessary.

    Without feeding would the snail population not starve quite quickly? Or would they hibernate?
    Learning as I go... and thanking everyone on this forum for their help, advice and patience!

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    I'm not aware of ramshorns entering dormancy(hibernation is, as far as I remember, a response to cold). Maybe try giving the tank a real good clean(decreasing food), increasing temperature(speed their metabolism) and turning off the lights(kills algae)?

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    At a little over 2.5 inches that clown loach isn't going to help much with the snails. Plus, since this is a fry tank feeding less is not an option to help slow down reproduction and the loach will probably go after the easy meal more often then going after the snails anyway. I think your best option is to pick out what you can by hand and ride it out until the fry are out of the tank. Then remove everything, clean the tank and buy new substrate and decor. And get that loach some friends.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    The loach has gone to a new home, one where the tank is big enough to house him and his friends once they grow.

    The snails have gotten worse as expected.

    So I will simply wait until the fry are grown up, then I will tear that tank apart.

    When I do, will any eggs survive on the DW if I leave it in the sun for a week? I am assuming that the eggs would just dry out?
    Learning as I go... and thanking everyone on this forum for their help, advice and patience!

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