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  1. #11

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    Not trying to hijack this thread, but does "overfeeding" promote snails, or do they just eat plants? I was under the impression that they eat plants which is why I hate them... I have been killing them ever since I started my second 50g planted/community tank....

    Thanks.
    Yup, I got fish!

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    Consistant overfeeding is the only way to get overrun with snails.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    So the more the snails eat the more they breed? Ive heard about overfeeding would kill the numbers but.........Is it really just that? If you dont over feed wouldnt they still have small stuff that our eye cant see that they can feed on. I have a planted tank also.

    I was streaching the truth when i said how bad the snails were lol

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    If you cut back your feeding you'd see a difference in about 3 months. As they die of starvation, they get eaten by the snails that are still alive. That's why it takes so long. At some point an equilibrium is reached where the little bits of food they get will be enough to sustain a smaller population of snails.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    I had a snail problem. Couple dozen of the vile elfs chewing my expensive amazon plants. One day I read clown loaches eat them voraciously and bought a couple of clowns and pakistanis. Knighted them as Devestator, Executor, Predator and Menacer, and awaited with mouth smirking delight as they hunted them.

    They did not hunt.

    And they did not eat, and in fact not once did they even eat a snail. I had to net them daily for weeks and weeks until I killed the last of them. Should have called them Diet loaches!

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