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Old 09-26-2017, 07:53 PM   #1
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Am going to try & take a more active hand in MTS removal than Assasins & hand picking so l can anyone give me some leads on *traps* preferably ones that won't catch my RCS adults/fry too
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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My snails love cucumber. I leave a slice in and next thing I know, there's a swarm of them on it and the next day the slice has all been devoured skin and all.

Put as much as you think you need to get them all and in a couple hours grab the slice covered in snail and throw away. This isn't a permanent removal since you probably have babies and eggs but at least all the see-able one will be gone.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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How do I keep the cuke from floating ??
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:05 PM   #4
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Boil them. Don't drop them in hot, rinse them with cool water before dropping them in. Dry them to make sure they drop. Sorry, forgot to tell you that part.

I don't do the boiling anymore and just leave the slices open in the fridge and drop them in the next day.
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What is harmful about having assassin snails?

What is harmful about having assassin snails?
My tank is being overpopulated with snails. I did not buy them either
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It's not the assassins I want gone it's the MTS that the assassins can't get control of because of their large numbers
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I had a problem with this long ago. I was heavy handed with the fish chow and MTS were out of control. I had gravel substrate and it boiled with life. I ended up taking everything out of the tank and cleaning it to remove any eggs and then replaced then substrate. Reassembled the tank. I had enough beneficial bacteria in my filter and rocks that i didnít experience a mini cycle. I had a few pop back up. But I stopped overfeeding and havenít had a problem.
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I thought MTS were live bearers and that means any females left would still reinfest the tank
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Any snail has the possibility to infest if they are over fed and have nothing to keep them in check.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:32 PM   #10
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Dont overfeed, I even fast a couple times a week (sometimes 3, but not in a row)and my fish are breeding although overcrowded.
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