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    how do you handle too many snails? a friend of mine has a tank that has become overcrowded with malaysian trumpet snails and he's not sure exactly how to get rid of them. he borrowed my old 1.5 gallon cube and set it up t start dumping some in there just so there are less in his tank.
    he still wants to have some in his tank, so he doesnt want to kill them all. he just wants to know how he can get rid of them. he obviously doesnt want to flush them. hes trying to see if he could sell some on ebay or craigslist, but he doesnt really want to deal with shipping them all the time.
    how do other people generally deal with snail over-population?

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    I Used to feed them to my Oscar but since I got my apistos i havent had a problem.

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    tell your friend he should get some loaches, they love snails and keep their population under control. I would recommend the yoyo loach or the clown loach if he has the room to keep longe term since they get pretty big.

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    Feed less and the population will self regulate.

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    I have my own tank for them, to feed to my loaches. Some people just throw them away, but don't flush them!

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    Put a boiled leaf of lettuce in in the evening.

    In the morning almost every snail will be on the lettuce.
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    GET SOME CLOWN LOACHES! Those guys eat snails like there's no tomorrow! They're fun to watch, they are slow growing, and they probably don't eat all of them, though they do eat a lot.
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    I have 2- 10g that are used to grow snails for my clown loachs, they love them
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    his tank is only 12 gallons. he really can't get clown loaches.

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    Hmmm....then I would go with a YoYo loach. They only get to six inches and do the job just as well. If not, I would suggest the boiled lettuce thing. I didn't think about that. I should havem but I didn't. Anyways, try some YoYo loaches. Good luck!
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