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Old 04-08-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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getting rid of pond snails

how do i get rid of pond snails.
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pick them out manually, try putting a piece of lettuce in there for acouple hours adn then take it out when there are a lot on there but dont leave it in there too long or it will rot and mess up your tank
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As well as lettuce, snails will frequently go onto algae wafers which you can put into a small plastic or glass container and scoop out in the morning. Also depending on the tank size and stocking, loaches are another good natural way to get rid of snails.
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Try cutting down on your feeding a bit, in addition to one of the methods already mentioned. If you choose to get loaches, make sure you have the tank space for them (remember, most species prefer to be in schools) and make sure that you choose a species that will not outgrow your tank.
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Loaches are the only safe way that worked for me. It's impossible to get all the eggs, so a loach will keep them in check and eventually get them all probably. I have a lot of places for snails to hide in my one tank and must have had a couple hundred small snails (mostly from overfeeding, but I was doing weekly 50% water changes). Within a couple weeks I could not even find one snail. Then the loach jumped out of a small (1 inch x 1 inch) hole in the top and I found him dead the next day.

If you get a loach make sure to cover any holes in the top of your tank.

I don't mind snails because I know they keep your aquarium clean and give you a general idea if you are overfeeding or not.
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this is what my snails look like what type are these i dont think there pond snails for some reason.
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