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Old 07-28-2020, 12:45 AM   #1
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Snail infestation


I have a planted tank roughly 6.5 gallons and its full of snails! This all started when I unknowingly put one snail in there thinking it would be cool, no it was not cool because now I have over 50 of them taking over my tank. Luckily I have enough plants and bacteria to keep the ammonia levels down but its just unsightly. They look nice in my bigger 20 gallon tank but not my small betta tank. I know there are water treatments to get rid of them but I also don't want to hurt my shrimp. I can't safely remove the shrimp from the tank because I have quite a few so I don't think treatment is the play. I've put blanched lettuce to help trap the snails and remove them from the tank but it never gets rid of 100% of them. Are assassin snails good for snail regulation? I know they require a bigger tank because they can get pretty big so are there similar species that can do what they do? Thanks!

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Old 07-29-2020, 12:10 AM   #2
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Assassins don't grow that large, I've had MTS grow twice the size of my largest Assasin. Don't think I've ever had an Assasin over an inch long.

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Old 07-29-2020, 01:19 AM   #3
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I use the tool you use to flatten the su rate and squish them :/ (good snack for the fish though)
Keeps the levels down, but they are not eradicated.
I also make a habit of keeping assassins in all tanks.
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