08-19-2010, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Inga
So what you are saying is, if I want my Gourami to eat them, I have to do the dirty work? Ugh! This whole fish tank thing is getting the be a murderous nightmare. I am not built for this kind of thing. Why? Why, I ask? I did not invite these nasty little things. I also read of a snail called an assassin that would kill the snails but then, it would kill the 2 mystery snails that I did invite as well right? Then would I get over run with assassins as well?
Inga, I'm as soft hearted as the next person but you clearly have me beat. I've never given a second thought to crushing a little snail that might take a bite of one of my plants. I wouldn't bother with assassins, as you could end up with more of them than you'd want, and they will kill anything with a shell in its path. They are really cool looking snails, though.
I'd say, don't freak out, let the snails be and I doubt you're going to have problems. Don't overfeed your tank (I know that you don't) because if snails aren't "fed" they won't over populate your tank. It's all about balance.