I was enjoying watching my tetras, cories, and my new ghost shrimp swim around the tank. It is late right now. To my terrible dismay I saw a single snail crawling up the glass.
! Where on earth did this guy come from!? Must have been from some plants I got earlier this month. I checked the gravel from the tank it was in for snails, but the snails, being nocternal, must have hid too well.
How long before they take over? What can I do to stop them? I have seen 3 so far. I think if I put a piece of lettuce out, the ghost shrimp would slap the snails off all night (Kingston is Obsessed with slapping other fish over food). I can try it anyway, though.
It is my fully planted QT. I should have the fish out soon. I can move the GS over also. Will copper-based snail-killer injure the plants (anacharis, aponogeton, hornwort)? What about assassin snails? I have only read briefly over the topic of AS. Will they have a good effect on the invasive snail population? Will they damage the plants?
"I will never get a snail infestation, I will always check plants for snails".
It happened. Silly me. Pride comes before the snails completely infest my tank.
Fish; 5 Lemon Tetra, 3 Corydoras (adding more soon)
Invert; 1 ghost shrimp, ? unknown species of snail
Filteration; Carbon wo/ the carbon
Oldest member; Added June 15th (the day the tank started)
Current Diesases; none
Lighting; 15W 9350k (soon to change to 6500k)
Thanks for any info on the extermination!