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Old 01-29-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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snails! snails! snails!

Snails are spreading around my 10 gallon tank. dumped in the recommended dosage of had a snail and hope it will work. has anyone used this stuff and if it's not great what else can be done?
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what kind of fish are in teh tank?
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:46 PM   #3
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Bag them up and send them to me! LOL My DP loves snails for well.....every meal of the day.
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:55 PM   #4
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emt all u need to do is buy 2 snails and then ull have alot in not alot of time
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^^^ I have tried, but to no avail. He destroys any egg sacks before they can hatch. I even tried to breed a bunch in a seperate container, but they lasted all of a few days.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:44 AM   #6
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I thought snails were heamaphrodite. They breed with themselves.
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Be careful with those snail killing chemicals. I would not recommend them. Watch your parameters over the next couple days, you may get an ammonia spike from the decomposing snails.

If you put a lettuce leaf on the bottom of the tank they will congregate on it and you can just take it out and throw them away. It will not eliminate them all but it will keep them under control.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:49 AM   #8
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no they can change there sex i believe but they cant breed with themselves. there still have to be 2 of them to reproduce. although apparently all snails are pregnant hen u get them ike guppies lol. i actually bough a golden apple snail and was hoping it would have more but i think i got the only non pregnant snail in history lol.
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A hermaphrodite cannot breed with itself. Anything that "breeds with itself" is actually asexual and has no sex.
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:04 AM   #10
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well I don't think I'll will have an ammonia spike because after the addition of Had A Snail, they still seem to be happy as ever. It did seem to knock out some of my alge however. Bravo on that one. My tank right now has Cory cats, platies and guppies. None of the parties show any desire to eat the snails.
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I got snails in my tank but it seems to be great because they are going to town on that carpet algae which I have been battling with over the past few months. When they are done with that, I have a nice African Cichlid in another tank to feed them to.
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #12
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Quick and silly question to all, how will i know if they are dead? will they fall off the side of the tank onto the gravel?
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well, they often sorta sit at an akward angle with their foot off the substrate. How big's your tank? My clown loach loves to eat snails. lol
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the tank is a 10 gallon. they are still hanging on the glass and moving around like nothing is wrong.
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I'd say they're alive and kickin then
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get loaches.. It took less that 2 minutes for my new yo-yo loach to find the snails. Not sure how stocked your tank is, but get at least 2 if you have room.
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I hear they are much too big for a 10. Is this possible?
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also, are the nice to other fish? If they can eat a snail will they chomp my guppies and platties?
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yeah, i think most loaches would get too big for a 10, but they are quite peaceful with my fish.
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YOu can crunch them on the glass. My guppies will eat them if I do that
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