04-28-2007, 09:56 AM
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Re: Problems with overbreeding Snails in Fresh water tanks
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Originally Posted by calichick
the lady offered me snail kill chemical though i did not want it to disturb my fish.
Option 1 is not advisable. Snail killing chemicals often contain copper sulfate which prove to be difficult to remove. This method harms the fish and can even cause disasters by messing up with your water chemistry. Failure to remove dead snails results to rising levels of ammonia.
A very good biological method, yes, but it must be noted that clowns, despite being slow growers, grow to 12 inches and possibly more. Depending on the size of your tank, there are several other alternatives to consider.
Option B: |
Then she gave me 2 clown loaches. In the first few days they got rid of nearly all the snails.
1. Botia rostrata
2. Botia dario
3. Botia striata
4. Botia modesta
5. Botia almorhae
6. Botia histrionica
7. Yasuhikotakia morleti
8. Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
Further research to these fish is required before considering any of them.
Best method aside from minimizing food rations.
Option C: |
She told me to get my net and put in a piece of lettuce so the snails would go into the net to eat the lettuce. After hours I took out the net and put the snails in boiling water so they did not spread any further.