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Old 05-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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Heeellllppp! Snail problem.

I have just noticed all these snails pop up today. How on earth did they get there. Iv added no new plants, decor or fish recently and the last I heard snails don't just fly. There's about 20 of them that I can easily spot. There prob only about 2mm max. I cleaned my pump 2 days ago and did a 40% water change and didn't notice anything then and did nothing other than the norm. I do have one nitrite zebra snail in there but I thought they could only breed in brackish water. And he's been on his own for years. I do have 2 clown loaches and 2 Pakistani yoyo loaches so would of thought they would of gobbled them right up. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't really want to use chemicals to get rid of them as I'm wary of using anything with my scaleless fish Iv attached a pic in the hope someone may be able to tell me what they are and if there a pest or not. Thanks folks.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-02-2014, 02:30 PM   #2
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Possibly Malaysian trumpet snails, your loaches should make quick work of them..
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Hopefully. I don't want to be over run with them. I just don't understand how they got there in the first place.
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did you get live plants from the pet store because they could've hitched a ride as eggs.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:45 PM   #5
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I realised earlier today that I did in fact put 1 new plant in there probably about a week ago now so that'd be where the problem started. Blooming things. I'm going to go get a few assassin snails to sort the problem but I'm a bit worried the'll rage out my nerite. And I don't particularly want to lose him
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just let the loaches get them if anything you can take them out.
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