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    Post Pest Snail Population Control, as told in testament by many


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    When it comes to Pest Snail removal and eradication, you really have three options: Physical, Chemical, and Biological.

    Physical:
    You set up a bait trap, with pieces of Zucchini, Cucumber, or lettuce. You wait till it has some snails in it, then lift up trap and kill contents, smashing and scalding hot water work well.
    In addition, use a wide hosed gravel vacuum to suck them out of tank, or a turkey baster.

    Chemical:
    Copper Sulfate: This will eradicate all invertebrates in the tank and make it unsuitable for any inverts for a long time.

    toddnbecka, “The copper sulfate won't bother plants or fish, but will kill any shrimp or other small inverts in the tank, and the copper ions absorbed by the silicone will then slowly leach back out for months, making the tank unsuitable for inverts long-term.”

    Biological:
    The snails are breeding out of control for a reason. 1, there is a lot of food in the water column; because you feed your fish too much; And 2, There are no natural predators in the environment.

    If you have a small 10-30 gallon tank, the two part attack of introducing a predator and cutting back on feedings, will have a tremendous impact on the population of snails in your tank. For smaller tanks, Assassin Snails have proven effective. For larger tanks, some baby Clown Loaches will eliminate the population. (Research tank requirements of a Clown Loach prior to purchase)

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    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=82889
    Kill snails while leaving cherry shrimp?
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    I might have a problem...
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Overpopullating
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Snail Math
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    Snails! Really?
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Opinion on snail population management
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Assassin Snails are my new best friend!
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    snail infestation? help!
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Looking for a small snail eater
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
    Invertebrates & Rid A Snail?
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    What species is a "pest" snail?
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ht=pest+snails
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    In addition to these few testaments, there are countless more. Please fell free to share your testaments about Snail Control Below:

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    Glad someone took my adivce. I think....

    Great write up and much needed. Maybe it should be a sticky in the general Aquarium section
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    A comprehensive compilation of advice. Good writeup.
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    Good job! I stickied it for you and threw ya some reps for that one. I appreciate the division of paragraphs and the easier format for reading, too.

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    Great write-up

    Hopfully I won't need the info, but now have some good referance info when it's needed

    Nice job
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Really good post.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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