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    today i just saw my aquarium and there i have 25 baby mollies and with them i saw a very small snail who is unkown and i dont know from where he came .please tell me an automatic growing of snails is it normal ,has it ever happened to you till now ,tell me what to do?

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    It sounds like you bought some live plants and some hitch hikers found your tank.They are most likely pond snails.
    Start picking them out or crush them on the side of the glass.
    The longer they are in there the more you will have.
    Thousands does not take long.Becareful not to overfeed your fish.
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    Snails certainly do multiply fast, especially when there is food for them, and they are surprisingly fast at finding fish food dropped on the bottom (I think I've even seen them fighting over it). Snails that came on my plants and multiplied provide a steady source of meat for my cichlids, and my tank is littered with plenty of snail shells.
    Last edited by elmer; 01-12-2009 at 03:38 PM.
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    What kind of fish do you have Sam?
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    friend i have mollies which are babies and have been born around 3 months ago .

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    i have got some live plants and because of them i have a snail and i believe that it is about to give many eggs so i was thinking if my baby mollies which are 2 months old can they eat those snails not?i have removed the snail should i put it back so to make a meal for them .but i noticed that they are not eating the snail so what shall i do to feed them that snail?should i make them grow or not?

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    I would just get rid of any snails you see.Your mollies are not snail eaters.
    Clown loaches and puffers enjoy them!
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    If its just mollies in your tank you can add aquarium salt to kill the snails off.
    Just let find out how much first.lol I believe its a half dose.
    Someone else may drop by and let you know.
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    Hah you beat me to it. I was about to post up about the fact that i just found a tiny snail crawling on the glass of my tank.
    And YES I bought new plants last week and he has obviously hitch-hiked in from one of them.

    I only found him as I wondered what my Gourami found so interesting on the end of the tank.

    Went to pick him out and i lost him in the gravel.... grrrrrr!

    I've heard that if you find one, there is likely another 7 somewhere. I'm sure I will soon find out.

    Do Gourami's eat snails? Is that why mine was so intrigued by it?
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    I highly doubt it.

    Not much will truely eat snails enough to deplete the population.

    I find what works best is simply to kill any you see. Everytime you walk buy the tank give it a through inspection and kill every single one you see. Simple and it works, at least for me.

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