Hello and thank you in advance for all the advice you can offer.
here's the situation: we bought a used tank, and it turns out that there were snails in it. We found them in our new canister filter when cleaning it, apparently they migrated there.
We never heard of snail issues before and figured the snails would do a good job cleaning our smallest 5 gallon tank which has a slight algae problem from time to time.
But the smails happened to multiply so fast that now it seems like there are hundreds in there!
We bought some snail removing chemical for fish tanks, but we don't know how it might affect the fish or bacterial balance in the tank.
Are snails bad for a tank? Is there a way to maybe reduce light or raise temperature or something so that they would stop multiplying?