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Thread: Limpet

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    After doing some research on google, i think my 10 gallon red cherry shrimp tank has been invaded by Freshwater Limpet - Acroloxus lacustris.

    These very small very slow moving white oval spec's. have really multiplied.

    I used a magnetic glass cleaner to run them over and I have used paper towels to swipe them up. These little guys really are hard to dispose of let me tell you.

    It is amazing how life finds a way to grow in this shrimp tank. I've had a number of worms in the past which I have battled with and lost until I took the tank off line so to speak and really cleaned it out.
    Now I have these small limpet things that are multiplying and I am wondering if there a solution to getting rid of them. What eats them? I haven't found an answer to that yet.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Dude, Where is all this stuff coming from?
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Amazing. I've been keeping aquaria since the mid 1980s and I've never even seen these.

    I wouldn't worry too much. You can try a snail trap, see if they go for that. General verdict seems to be that they're harmless.

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    I really dont know where this stuff is coming from 850R. But it is there and doing really well. hehehe

    As for the limpets being harmless wijnands, I totally agree. It's just that they are every where.

    I wonder if a pencil fish or two might take care of them? The 10 gallon shrimp tank would not be their permanent home (the 55 gallon would with the rest of their school). I remember reading years ago that pencils like to eat snail eggs. Any thoughts???
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