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Old 12-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Help snails...

My snails are multiplying. How do I get rid of them.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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Get some assasin snails.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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"Pest" snails are usually a pretty good indication that you are over feeding or under cleaning. How often do you change water and do you gravel vac each time? What size tank by the way? You can usually eliminate them by manually removing as many as possible and correcting the excess nutrient issues.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:06 AM   #4
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+1 to the 2 posts above......
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Or you can take them out by hand.
Its not to bad for me. I have 2 apple snails. And 8 pond snails in my 90 litre tank (20 gallons) but i can put the pond snails out side if the get to much because i have koi carp in my garden.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #6
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Assassin snail eats them? I have been doing water changes every other day. Treating ich, I have 29 gallon.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #7
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Yea assasin snails eat other snails.
But apparently they only eat snails that are smaller then them
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:46 AM   #8
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I have an assassin that consumed a much larger mystery snail.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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Oh . Thats not good!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:52 AM   #10
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I have an assassin that consumed a much larger mystery snail.
Oh, wow! I've often wondered if that would/could/does happen. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #11
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On my thread one of the people said it wouldn happen.
I didnt realise it could!!
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To remove a bunch quickly, leave a net in the tank overnight with some veggies like zucchini or lettuce in it. In the morning remove the net and all the snails feeding on the veg.
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If you have a lot send them to me my puffer could always use the fresh supply
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