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Old 08-21-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Snail Traps that Work

Hey every one i am now having a problem with snails in my ten gallon shrimp vivarium, the problem isn't catching them but the trap. I guess the question is how do you keep your small little micro fish out of the trap so that they don't die in the trap.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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You'll laugh when I tell you what I use for a snail trap. It's a pint bottle with flip top. I drilled 1/2" holes in it and use algae wafers as bait. Snails crawl in and my endlers swim right through.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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I also had this concern when I created my snail trap as I have some small fish in my tank (harlequin rasboras, white cloud minnows, danios, not to mention assassin snails and my favourite nerite snail). After looking online, I came across this solution, and I didn't get any of my fish in there.
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It is a cheap ziplock plastic container...I had to trim the top edges so I could fit the hole punch over the rim, then I hole punched it.

I then placed some gravel ( big mistake btw, better to use 1 large pebble unless you want to be picking through the stuff to find the snails - yuck!) and a piece of cucumber and a algae wafer into the container and placed it into the tank over night ( I even placed a towel over the tank to make it super dark longer). This is what I woke up to this morning!

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After picking throw the gravel ( again, yuck) I found these snails which I crushed and froze for a special treat for my fish at a later date ( to crush them, fold a paper towel over the bag, place it on a hard surface and use something else hard to crush them, don't use your fingers unless you want a chunk of snail shell cutting through your finger ( really!).

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I find my fish ( all of them) go wild for these one a week.


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