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I need a snail eater, any ideas?
Old 07-08-2011, 06:58 AM   #11
 
unless its a large school of neons and rainbowfish, the puffer will probably harass them.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:14 AM   #12
 
8 neons, 6 rainbows, was gonna get a few more neons tho
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:11 AM   #13
 
you can try it... but DPs are pretty aggressive. I think most people would recommend against keeping DPs with other fish. I just reread your post and you have a couple of guppies and danios, those in small numbers will be harassed by the DP, esp the guppies. Mine tried to take on a betta through a plastic bag and the betta is several times bigger than the DP. These little things are fearless...
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #14
 
like i said the danios and guppys are being rehomed soon and not planning on getting the puffer until then.
Is there any other snail eater you could recommend, ive tried the cucumber stuff before but I would like a fish anyway just to watch them in action
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:16 AM   #15
 
assassin snails are the best bet IMO. doesnt add too much to the bioload. I got 3 for a 46g tank, i only see baby MTS now and all the adult MTS are gone. They dont breed much either. However, if you have an overpopulation of snails, your overfeeding your tank. If you feed less, the snails breed less. What kind of snails do you have?
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #16
 
not sure exactly, theres a few different types actually all must have came in on my plants. As for over feeding Ive cut back already since last snail population surge but I was just away for 2weeks on holiday so mums been feeding them and snails have taken over again
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:06 AM   #17
 
So just feed less and they population should die down.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #18
 
just went out got 3 assassins. thanks for the info
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #19
 
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trust me, you will see the change with in 2 days !!!...:):):)
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #20
 
Hope so although the guy at the LFS says that they will probably start on the snail eggs first as theyre an easier meal, I dont mind aslong as they do the job
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