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Old 11-01-2009, 11:01 AM   #11
 
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Excellent, thanks TM. B.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:10 PM   #12
 
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yeah....i was thinking about moving him from the 1.5 to the 5 sooner then later but i wanted to get some plants and driftwood and somemore gravel.....which i did today and as soon as i can make sure im not going to have a snail epidemic i will move hime (what shouldi do incase of snails?!?)
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:16 PM   #13
 
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yeah....i was thinking about moving him from the 1.5 to the 5 sooner then later but i wanted to get some plants and driftwood and somemore gravel.....which i did today and as soon as i can make sure im not going to have a snail epidemic i will move hime (what shouldi do incase of snails?!?)
Snails are not a problem, another natural part of the aquarium, provided they don't over-reproduce. And that means there is too much food for them.

The Malaysian livebearer is considered by many aquarists to be a help, as it will work through the substrate keeping it aerated, cleaner, good for bacteria, etc, etc. Bladder snails or pond snails eat algae. None of the aforementioned will eat live plants, so that is not a concern.

If you have more than you want, use the lettuce or cucumber bait method and pick them out. In a larger tank there are some loaches that will eat snails (and they do) but I do not recommend buying any particular fish only for snail control. If they are that many, the tank maintenance needs improving.

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Old 11-01-2009, 12:31 PM   #14
 
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thanks byron....i just posted another thread on the plants i just purchased and i think im getting VERY angry because what i have found so far is that they are NON aquaticplants!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:46 PM   #15
 
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Did you buy the plants at Petsmart? They love selling house plants as aquatic.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:49 PM   #16
 
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petco actually.....im on my way back there now.........grr
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