Thread: feeling defeated...
04-19-2014, 12:32 PM #11
The only snails I've had success eradicating are pond snails - assassins are great for these. I also have the tiny flat ramshorns which are too small for the assassins. But they don't bother me as much and I just keep squishing them and the fish love them.
The Malaysian Trumpet Snails are what did me in. Fortunately, I only had these in one tank but I had hundreds. I moved some assassins into this tank and they were not effective at all. I ended up tearing this tank down and upgrading to a larger tank and went with all silk plants. I have silver dollars which eat many plants, so I was limited in my live plant options anyway. But I now really like this tank a lot and the silk plants are quite nice.
Using a prefilter sponge on your filter intake should keep them out of the filter media.
04-19-2014, 05:35 PM #12
Now, I wouldn't doubt that panda cories+any botia 4 or more inches would be a bad idea, but as long as there is territory, I doubt there would be a problem with dwarf chains. If it's more dedicated to just panda cories, that's a completely different story and it is not recommended in the first place.
While "hiring" a loach is usually not the right thing to do, I just was throwing ideas out because Simplicity seems to be pretty annoyed by the snail issue.
04-19-2014, 06:35 PM #13
04-19-2014, 07:59 PM #14
What about just starving them out?
It isn't going to be instantaneous, but in the long run probably the most surefire way to get rid of snails.
04-19-2014, 08:41 PM #15
The trap method is fine, and I do not think there was a problem. Again, I was throwing out different ideas.
04-19-2014, 09:43 PM #16
I have had to deal with snails in the past and also felt overwhelmed at times when doing so
Manually removing as many of them as possible along with some extra maintenance/gravel vacs will help you get ahead of the problem and before too long, you will hardly have any snails. Just stick with it and give it some time to workIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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