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Did I buy snails? Nope! Where did they come from?
Old 07-28-2008, 06:37 AM   #11
 
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flashygirl thats why i said "Some loaches" and only if your tank was BIG enough
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:40 AM   #12
 
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I believe onefish2fish suggested getting Some Clown LOACHES .makes since to me if tank is of sufficent size to support them. :)
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:12 AM   #13
 
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Not all snails are hermaphrodites. I've seen my pest snails mating, so I can only assume that they need the opposite sex to reproduce.

But don't get clown loaches, unless you have a huge tank. And don't get puffers unless thats the only fish you want.

You could, on the other hand, get a 5 gallon and cycled it and all that jazz. Then get a puffer in there, and just transfer snails from the problem tank to that tank. And enjoy watching your puffer enjoying his snack!
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #14
 
If you go that route, look for a Dwarf Puffer (sometimes called pea puffers). 5 gallons is the perfect size for a DP and they do love pond snails.
Other than Otos (most of the time) or ghost shrimp (about half the time) they're not good with tankmates long term.

They're cool fish; quite intelligent. Don't get new arrivals to the LFS though - DPs are sensitive and don't always travel well. My local store's last shipment was a total loss within three days.

Oh, and they're messy eaters - weekly 50% water changes are a must. But with 5 gallons that's not such a big deal.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:20 PM   #15
 
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
flashygirl thats why i said "Some loaches" and only if your tank was BIG enough
Hate to nitpick (and I do apologize for sounding like a know-it-all) but it's in my personal experience that you MUST be more specific sometimes. Otherwise, next thing ya know Timmy's gotten 2 clown loaches in a 30 gallon tank because he doesn't know what big enough really means :)
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #16
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blah blah blah... quit bickering. no loaches, no puffers, just squish them or take them out
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:02 PM   #17
 
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yea your right.. it sounded right in my head..
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:53 PM   #18
 
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Originally Posted by Animal Liberation Front
blah blah blah... quit bickering. no loaches, no puffers, just squish them or take them out
Why no puffer? If they are willing to get a 5 gal then why not? It would be fun, and puffers are little cutie pies. Plus then the snails death is for a good cause.
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