I'm at a bit of a loss with what to do with my aquarium's pest snail problem. I downgraded from a 29g a few months ago and only added one new plant. At the time, I only had a few bladder snails (three or four) but they've completely exploded, along with Malaysian trumpet snails.
I manually remove as many as I can daily and gravel vac at least once a week. I've also cut down on feeding but I'm worried that will stress my snails and shrimp out if it goes on much longer.
Current stock: two mystery snails, one nerite snail, and 10-15 red cherry shrimp.
I'm in the process of moving my quarantine tank so I could technically move the snails in to feed them but I'm hesitant to move the shrimp because of the stress it could cause.
I've read about Sera snail traps but I'm not sure if they would work with the snails and shrimp. Assassin snails worry me with shrimp and their babies.
Are there other options? I don't want to completely give up and rehome everyone but I'm not sure what else to do at this point.
Any guidance is much appreciated!
(The tank has also started to develop brown algae on the glass which I scrape off frequently, though I'm not sure if I'm managing that incorrectly since I've never had it happen in an aquarium before.)