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Old 01-28-2019, 08:05 AM   #1
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Fishless tank...how to eradicate snails?

Hi all,

Gah!....the unthinkable happened! I had hitchhikers on one of my live plants and just a few days ago I noticed tiny snails. They are very small, the largest I saw being maybe 3-4mm. I scooped out the two that were large enough, and wiped two tiny ones off the pump tubing and a microscopic one off a rock.

I would rather not have these guys in my tank. I have read several suggestions on how to control snails but I was hoping there was a more effective way of completely eradicating both snails and eggs since I do not yet have any fish in my tank. It is a 3.5 gallon tank so carnivorous fish are not an option. It is an acrylic aquarium and I have 4 small plants.


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Old 01-28-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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An assassin snail is a good option. I had one that helped me out in the past in both my 8.8gal and 20 gal aquarium. They stay small and will eat all your snails/eggs. That and they are cute.
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