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Old 07-15-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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To many snails!!!!!!

Ok so how do i get rid of peskey pond snails? They have taken over my tank i have tried the lettuce thing but no sucsses the best thing im doing now is i have an ordament that is multicolored and it is a magnet but is not enough!! So any esier (sp?) ways to rid of them pests?!
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Make escargot
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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what size tank?
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #5
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Make escargot
Escargot is a dish that you eat, its snails lol
I've heard that assassin snails could take care of the problem
Some fish will eat snails but I'm not sure what kind though
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55 gal and um no thanks lol
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depending on tank size i would recommend a polka dot loach, if it is above 20 gals.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:02 AM   #8
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you could put 3 polka dot loaches in a 55 and they will eat them right up!
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55 gal and um no thanks lol
What is your stock? After looking it up I've read that clown and yo yo loaches will eat the snails
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What is your stock? After looking it up I've read that clown and yo yo loaches will eat the snails
A clown loach would get way too big for his tank. Yoyo's tend to be hard to find, but most LFSs tend to carry polka dot loaches also known as: (angiculus botia or burmese border loach)
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What is your stock? After looking it up I've read that clown and yo yo loaches will eat the snails
Stock is 2 swordtail gourami i molly 4 corys female betta albino pleco
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you could put 3 polka dot loaches in a 55 and they will eat them right up!
Will they mess with corys?
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no they will each do their own thing.
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Will they mess with corys?
They are super peaceful i love my 3!!
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A clown loach would get way too big for his tank. Yoyo's tend to be hard to find, but most LFSs tend to carry polka dot loaches also known as: (angiculus botia or burmese border loach)
Very true sorry I wasn't aware of the size, as far as the yoyos they are not that hard to find. But I assume that it would depend on where you live, my lfs sells them as well as the botia kubotai (aka polka dot)
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Great but is there another way cause my closest fish store is about an hr away so cant go often any quicker ideas. Will look into polka dot loaches
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i use a dirty piece of glass from an old tank and put it in there daily and pull it out with the snails on it. . other than that they make a liquid snail killer but you should probably put the fish in something else while doing this,
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Very true sorry I wasn't aware of the size, as far as the yoyos they are not that hard to find. But I assume that it would depend on where you live, my lfs sells them as well as the botia kubotai (aka polka dot)
Where i live none of the 4 LFSs sell yoyos. i would love to have a group of polka dots and yoyos but i just cant find them. i wish i lived by one of yall!! thanks for mentioning botia kubotai i almost forgot that is there other name. by me they sell as angiculus botia.

PS i would not use liquid snail killer!!! it most likely will also kill fish as mentioned above but also plants!
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ive been trying to find snails again!!! sounds odd i know but i have an oscar that loves them!! the lfs i used to live by had a major snail problem so i would go in once a week and get snails. but the branch of the same store that i live by now has imaculate tanks and no snails u could mail me some!!!
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