Hello fellow fish enthusiasts!
I'm currently battling a ramshorn snail infestation in my aquarium.
I think I got them from a plant that I got from a LFS
anyway, any that I see I remove but it is an unending uphill battle.
every one of my plants has egg clutches and when I try to scrape them off it damages the plants.
I have read about there being snail killing chemicals but I would rather not just add something like that to my aquarium. especially since I have some mystery snails in there that I'm very attached to. Plus I would like to establish a shrimp colony in the tank eventually and some meds that effect snails can damage shrimp as well.
55 gallon planted aquarium (sand substrate): kuhli loaches, guppies (plus many many babies), the chillest male betta, 4 corydoras aneaus, 3 mystery snails
I also use to have some cherry shrimp, but since the snail infestation I have not seen them so I don't know if somehow they died and were eaten. If anyone has any insight on what could have happened to them please let me know.
I would very much like to deal with them naturally, as in possibly adding one or more fish or other animals to the community. I have done some research and as you can imagine much of it was conflicting or wasn't reliable (one kind of fish would work half the time for example)
I would very much like to add something that wouldn't harm/bother my other community members. or wouldn't get huge like clown loaches.
I'm open to things that might eat guppy babies/fry as well (since I'm also dealing with some population explosions from them as well) but would leave the adults and other fish alone.