Originally Posted by Blahblahblah
I bought one snail about 3 years ago from my local PetSmart store. They said their snails are sterile ( yeah right). Next thing I know I have a bunch of tiny baby snails. The main snail dies and I continue to this day getting new snails. I've picked out by hand over a thousand snails! I've heard of a product I can put in my tank that will kill these things. Can anyone tell me the name of the product and where I can get it PLEASE?!!
Snails are a good thing. You can't get a better tank cleaner. The problem really isn't the snails. You're feeding too much. The snail population is a good indicator of your feeding routine. Instead of putting a chemical into the tank water, reduce the amount you feed the fish, this will slow snail reproduction and your tank will stay cleaner. You can also use the old lettuce method of removing them. Just drop a lettuce leaf into the tank. The snails will collect on it and you throw it away. This takes time, though.