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  1. #1

    Exclamation snail infestation? help!


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    So a few weeks ago I ordered some plants from a seller on another forum.

    Well, I noticed there was one snail on one of the plants - I told the seller and he said it was either a MTS or a pond snail.

    I decided to keep the one snail to see what it turned out to be.

    Well, now this morning I am looking at my tank and I see FOUR baby snails... aaaagh. Are they going to eat my plants? I don't know a lot about snails... so any help is appreciated!!

    If they won't eat the plants - should I keep them? What would you do?

    I also just added my adult zebra nerite snail that was originally in my 5 gallon... should I move him?

    I am so worried I'm going to have a snail problem for the rest of my tanks life now... :(
    55 GALLON

    * 9 neon tetras
    * 3 red eye tetras

    5 GALLON HEX.
    *empty


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    start picking them out now, add cucumber and remove it with a lot of snails on it.
    Your netrite snail is fine.
    If they are MTS, your plants are fine. Pond snails I am not sure.

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    Have fun those things are a pain to remove. Make sure you kill them before you dispose of them, if they are carrying a bacteria or parasite it can really do the local environment harm.
    75g:
    5 small clown loaches
    Blue acara
    satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)

  4. #4

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    How do I kill them? I'm not big on smashing things... is there another way? Freezer?
    55 GALLON

    * 9 neon tetras
    * 3 red eye tetras

    5 GALLON HEX.
    *empty


  5. Default Prevention


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    FYI for prevention in the future, you can make a bleach/water mix (I think I did 1:4 last time) and swish the plant around for about 10-15 SECONDS, make sure all of the plant gets dipped, roots and all. Rinse off really well then leave in a container of water for at least 24 hours before adding to tank. This will kill off possible snails and other unwanted things but make sure to leave it in clean water for 24 hours afterwards before adding to tank.


    16 Gallon FW planted bowfront
    3 Glolight tetras, 3 Gold tetras,1 Dwarf Rainbow, 2 Oto cats "Kirby," "Hoover"

  6. #6

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    put them in a dry bucket outside.

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    Ya you can freeze them leave them in long enough that it will kill them for sure. When I was a kid I set up a bug collection for 4-h and I froze them to kill them, well after I pinned a grasshopper to my board it slowly came back to life and jumped off. LOL that scared me.
    75g:
    5 small clown loaches
    Blue acara
    satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)

  8. #8

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    Okay, so I can get the four I see... but what if theres tons more? Or what if there are eggs that I can't see? Will I ever be totally rid of them? Can they breed as babies?
    55 GALLON

    * 9 neon tetras
    * 3 red eye tetras

    5 GALLON HEX.
    *empty


  9. #9

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    Just keep getting rid of them everytime you see them. Also use the cucumber method.

  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Severum
    Just keep getting rid of them everytime you see them. Also use the cucumber method.


    Do I just put like a slice in the water and wait for them to accumulate?

    It would rot the water or hurt any of my fish right?

    I know those questions may sound dumb but I really don't know, lol.
    55 GALLON

    * 9 neon tetras
    * 3 red eye tetras

    5 GALLON HEX.
    *empty


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