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post #1 of 17 Old 03-21-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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getting rid of snails the easy way ??? :(

Is there a way to get rid of pest snaps in my tank with out having to tear the tank apart or add any medications ?? :):):)
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM
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Sell them or give them away. I always see people selling "Pest Snails" on craigslist.
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
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I pick a jar full of them out of my tank every waterchange day and take them to my LFS.
They hand them out on request and are quite happy to take them.
Not sure I'm making any headway against the population though
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-22-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Wich loach ??
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Wich loach ??
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My Angelicus loaches eat them up. I think I spelled that right. They are listed here in the fish profiles :)

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post #7 of 17 Old 03-22-2012, 10:14 PM
The Yoyo Loach will also happily snack on them.
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-23-2012, 12:38 AM
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depends on what size tank/tanks mates you have for them
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-23-2012, 12:58 AM
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if its a tank with no big preditory fish then angelicus or zebra loaches would be good an entertaining to watch.
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-23-2012, 02:21 AM
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Well you could add lettuce to the tank over night. The next morning snails should be all over it. Same thing with cucumber or zucchini. Then you can easily pull the piece out snails and all. Some fish will eat them but before adding them please make sure the fish is compatible with your tank as a whole.
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