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Thread: Pond Snails

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    I have pond snails. One has turned into three no four. But they are doing a nice job of cleaning the glass of algae. But i don't want them to get out of control. And i don't think i have much chance of eradication. any advice?

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    don't overfeed your fish. the usual reason snails get out of hand is because they have enough food to breed. if you feed your fish sparingly the snails should'nt become a problem.
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Pick out all the snails you see. You will have many more soon.They have probably laid eggs many times over already.
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    Any fish that would eat the smaller/young snails?

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    none that would fit comfortably in a 97L tank or with your current stock. it would be better to just not overfeed and pick out the snails you can.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    Yeah your right.. I so feel like starting another tank. I've got the bug.

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    You could try a piece of lettuce in a glass jar. They should find their way in there then you can dispose of daily. We tried some lettuce on a veggie clip last night and nailed some right away.

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    Feed sparingly and remove the ones you see and you should have no problems. I love the little guys I think they are cool.

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    I agree, just watch how much food they are getting, lower it as much as possible and they wont become a problem.

    Is it a planted tank? A planted tank without snails is like a watermelon without seeds. It happens, but not without some serious expertise intervention :D

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    WT i actually found a snail in my planted 55 a week ago... crunched his a$$. aint seen one since
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