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Old 03-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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I these are in my friends tank. We don't know what they are. She pulls out 25 a week and they are reproducing like mad. Here's some pics. We don't know what they are, so I turn to you all for help. Biggest guy is like 1 cm long. Please ID these snails!!!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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I call those annoying little snails. I have some that came on some plants I bought.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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I got the same ones in my 5 gallon. Not much of a bother since my fry likes to munch on the littleones
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They are pond snails otherwise known as pest snails. They will only overpopulate an overfed tank.
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Pond snails. Can easily overpopulate a tank. Some will eat plants.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Ill let her know. Is there anyway to get rid of them indefinitely, or at least manage their population? I told her to try lettuce traps, but those don't seem to work.
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Thanks guys. Ill let her know. Is there anyway to get rid of them indefinitely, or at least manage their population? I told her to try lettuce traps, but those don't seem to work.
Yup, the lettuce trap didn't work with my hordes of baby apple snails, either. Besides taking them out one-by-one, could anyone shed some light on this problem??
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:52 AM   #8
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They are Pond Snails aka Bladder Snails. Mine don't hurt my plants. They will eat dead plant material. You could add some Assassin Snails, unless you have pet snails in there ?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:00 AM   #9
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The reason they are overpopulating is because theres a food source for them somewhere. I would say cut back on the feeding, and your friend could try some assassin snails
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:30 AM   #10
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Alright cool. After the eat the pond snails, what do assassin snails eat?
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They will eat algae wafers, but definitely prefer live food. They will also consume eggs of any kind if they can reach them.

What size tank is this? You don't want to get too many assassins.
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another idea is getting a dwarf puffer they like to munch on snails and are really fun to watch em hunt
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another idea is getting a dwarf puffer they like to munch on snails and are really fun to watch em hunt
But only if you don't have other fish in there or they will shred fins. They aren't community fish.
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Lol no chance on a puffer. It's only a 5.5g tank
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I would do maybe 2 assassins. No more.
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