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Thread: Snail Parasites

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    I got some snails to raise for food, but today I found a transparent worm coming from the snail and I am guessing it is a parasite. My first thoughts were to toss the snails, but I figure I'd ask first. Is there any way to treat snails for parasites without killing the snails? Thank you!
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    I am sorry i can't help you but good luck Wild turkey might know

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    If it is a leech, just wait, until it leaves the snail, then put it out. You should keep new snails in quarantine for a couple of weeks.
    Snails are friends!

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    I really don't think its a leech, my fear is that it might be a nematode, it look very similar to a roundworm. There were a couple on the tank wall, but they died and I assume because they couldn't attach to a snail. These snails are in a 2g that was pretty much their quarentine tank.
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    generally snails will be killed by the meds that kill parasites
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    yep, any copper meds will kill inverts. copper is what is in most anti-parasite meds.

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    Yeah, I kind of figured any anitparasite stuff would kill the snails.

    Well I looked in the tank this morning and the wormy things were gone, so Steff was probably right that they were leeches. I am going to do a wc today and see if I can't find the little buggers.
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    To my knowledge nematodes do not harm snails and fish, I have plenty of them in my tank. I heared that fish love to eat nematodes.
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    Yea like the others said, not much you can except remove the snails one at a time that dont have any attached. 99% chance anything that kills the parasites will kill the snails as well

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