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Old 12-13-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Need help with snails.

Hey guys Ben again,


Somehow I got a snail and now I got a bunch of snails, I few of them were alright and took good care of my algae problem, but now I think they might be getting out of control.


How do I control these guys without just picking them out myself or adding salt?


They are in a 5 gallon tank.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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do you happen to know what kind of snails? i had an invasion of Mylasion trumpet snails in my last fresh tank.. i was fortunate enough to have this happen in a large tank and my loaches took care of them.

you could try the lettuce trick, clip a piece of lettuce and go to bed, in the morning they will be dining on the lettuce and you can scoop them out.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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They are gilled and ramshorn snails.


I forgot all about that lettuce trick, I read that somewhere forgot all about it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #4
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Best option in a tank that small might be the lettuce trick or an assassin snail or two.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:21 PM   #5
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Assassin snail?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #6
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Well I did some research and I found out some stuff about the assassin snails, they sound like a good idea the only problem is I don't know where to get any.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:35 PM   #7
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ebay usually has beautiful ones.
their name is "Anentome helena"
google that name and some very interesting things pop up!
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
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Well ya I googled assassin snail and they look awesome, I don't do ebay though, I rather find a private seller.
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