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Old 10-05-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Snail population explosion! Will a starfish eat them?

I have literally hundreds of tiny snails in my 55gal FOWRL tank. Most are about the size of a BB or smaller. They multiply faster than I can remove them. Is there any type of snail predator that I can introduce that won't harm the live rock? I was thinking about trying a choclate chip starfish, but I'm concerned about the live rock and don't like the idea of not being able to introduce any corals in the future. The only fish I have are two tomato clowns and a pair of damsels. Should I just get a starfish for now and get rid of it if I decide to do corals? Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-05-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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If they are good snails why kill them, they will either die due to lack of food which will feed your hermits, see if you can get credit at lfs, I have heard chocolate chips will destroy coral, serpent stars (except green) are good addition and will not harm corals
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I would move them all into a smaller tank and try to sell them!
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can i get some free snails from you? i will gladly pay shipping.
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Agree, pick em out.
Adding preditors can many times be counterproductive.
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Id love to have some free snails in my tank...
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They are not hurting anything and will help clean your tank
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