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how many snails is too many snails?
Old 02-20-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
 
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The common small snails, by which I mean Malaysian Livebearer, Acute Bladder and Pond Snails, will not eat healthy plants, only dead, dying or decaying leaves. I can assure you that with all the plants and snails I have, any plant damage would be very obvious if they did. So you're OK.

For the record, Ramshorn snails are often said not to eat plants, but another member here found that was not accurate, so I would be on guard with ramshorn snails.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #12
 
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The common small snails, by which I mean Malaysian Livebearer, Acute Bladder and Pond Snails, will not eat healthy plants, only dead, dying or decaying leaves. I can assure you that with all the plants and snails I have, any plant damage would be very obvious if they did. So you're OK.

For the record, Ramshorn snails are often said not to eat plants, but another member here found that was not accurate, so I would be on guard with ramshorn snails.
oh okay thats good Im 95% sure these are all Acute Bladder snails but that last 5 percent Im not too sure.

Ramshorn..hhmm okay ill keep an eye to see what happens thank you Mr. Byron as always so informative:)
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #13
 
The way I see it you have a snail infestation. If I were you I would get rid of every single one of your snails and stock your tank with nerite snails. Nerite snails can only reproduce in saltwater so the are perfect for a freshwater tank.
Good luck!
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:58 PM   #14
 
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ill check em out thank you!
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #15
 
Your welcome! Also if you buy them online I'd love to know where you buy them from because the lfs around me don't stock them.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:17 PM   #16
 
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The Assassin is a wonderful Little population control snail. Don't add too many. I actually only have 1 in my 60 gallon tank and the numbers of Ramshorns have dropped greatly. In fact, I have to really look to fin any ramshorns in there anymore. In the 25 gallon which was so over run with Ramshorn snails there was hardly any room for anything else, I added 2 Assassins. I can't find any Ramshorns in there at all anymore.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:47 PM   #17
 
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I have literally hundreds of Maylasian Trumpet Snails in my 15g tank. I recently got on assassin snail to help control the population... so far I've only found 8 empty snail shells. Hopefully he picks up the pace. I wouldn't mind having some in there, but sometimes there's so many crawling on the glass that you can barley see in the tank.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:16 PM   #18
 
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but sometimes there's so many crawling on the glass that you can barley see in the tank.
HOLY COW! you can barely see in the tank! omg lol
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #19
 
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In the 25 gallon which was so over run with Ramshorn snails there was hardly any room for anything else, I added 2 Assassins. I can't find any Ramshorns in there at all anymore.
really??? oh man those arent Assasins those are some straight up cold-blooded merciless terminators!!!!
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:33 PM   #20
 
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