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Old 04-19-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
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snail control

what controls the snail population?

I don't really want to dump in a chemical, is there a shrimp of some sort (no mantis) that will take care of smaller baby snails?

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how do you have a snail problem?
How many do you have in your tank?
Did babies hatch? If so sell em back to the shop ! Make money !
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:01 PM   #3
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i second that ...what kind are they? how many is too many?



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I don't think I ever heard of snails goin nutz in a salt tank !
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:00 AM   #5
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well thats what I thought.. they look to be turbo snails.. there was about 10 of them.. i had 4 adults to start out with.. and i honestly thought that they wouldnt reproduce like that.. oh well i have no problem with them i just dont want it to get out of control..

i mean I love what they do.. and i dont think there is a bad snail, but I jus tdont want there to be an assload of these dudes..
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AFAIK turbo snails don't reproduce in reef aquariums. Most, although there are some, SW snails available don't. Can you post a pic? Could they be hitchhikers?
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I have a similar problem. I have over 20 astrea baby snails and they spawn over a period of serveral weeks. The birth started out with 5, then 10, 15 and 20. I have not introduced anything for a long time. So it must have spawn from the existing crew.
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AFAIK turbo snails don't reproduce in reef aquariums. Most, although there are some, SW snails available don't. Can you post a pic? Could they be hitchhikers?
Well I certainly had a baby snail in my tank one day (can't find him now...) and I don't think he was a hitchhiker...
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yea ill post a pic of them later on today as soon as I get back from the airport.
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IMO, the food source can only supply so much and once the demand gets too high, only the strong will survive and rest will starve.

If these are algae eating snails i'm sure you can easily trade them or sell them.
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