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Old 09-11-2023, 10:44 AM   #1
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Little black snail infestation

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We just noticed a small infestation in our tank of tiny black snails. They do not look harmful but would rather not have them. Quarantine just didnít happen for because we donít have the extra space/ money for a quarantine tank so we just added new mystery snails into our home tank. How can we get rid of these tiny black snails?? We do once a week WC.

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Getting rid of pest snails once they are in there is nearly impossible.

There are chemical means to kill them, but these can kill snails you might want to keep and shrimp.

Assassin snails will eat them, but again they might eat snails you want to keep and shrimp.

Controlling the numbers is the most likely course. Manually remove them or kill them. Piece of cucumber to attract them then remove the cucumber. Or fashion a trap. Make sure you dont overfeed so there isnt excess food to allow the population to grow out of control.

Ive just had a similar infestation, im just squishing them with my thumb when i see them. There is no way i will be rid of them in that tank now.
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Bummer wow thanks yeah I’ll just have to keep the mighty thumb handy
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Picture of the snails?
They might not be an issue.
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