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Old 04-19-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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Snail Infestation, help!

I bought a plant, hornwart I think, and it must have had snail eggs on it. I found a few snails a week later, but they are multiplying by the week and I cannot take it anymore. I went back to the pet store and the guy looked at me like I was crazy, but he said they had some kind of golden snails or something in there. I don't think he really knew what he was talking about. Anyway, I don't know if these snails are safe for my tank and fish. I don't know what to do, I just don't want them in there any more. I think I have at least 30 right now. 8O Please, has anyone had this problem before?


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Hitchhiker snails are pretty common on plants and most aren't harmful just a nuisence. There are fish you could get to control them. What size tank do you have?

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Try putting a piece of lettuce in the tank overnight. Take it and the snails out and discard. Repeat as necessary. Loaches also eat the snails when they are small. Good luck.
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My female betta loves snails for snacks
two gallon with 16 gph filter with live plants and a female betta named Meloday

3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
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clown loaches are the favorite amongst aquarist to irridicate snails. Mines vanquished them in less than 3 days.
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