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post #11 of 22 Old 05-22-2011, 10:20 AM
I have pond snails and want to get them out... any suggestions

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post #12 of 22 Old 05-22-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I've read to bait them with lettuce and then remove it day by day until they're gone. I've got so many I could probably net mine. They're going to someone else though.

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post #13 of 22 Old 05-22-2011, 11:17 PM
I hate them... even with there benifits

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Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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7 Ghost shrimp
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post #14 of 22 Old 05-22-2011, 11:32 PM
On the mystery snail part...
They are seperate sexes, and will mate happily often. The female can hold the male's sperm for up to 6 months and still produce fertile eggs during that period. Some females can even lay unfertile eggs whenever she feels like it, yet those wont result in babies. They tend to not reproduce very much in the winter, but comes spring and summer they show the meaning of "Spring is in the air". Great site for additional info on these guys: How to take care of apple snails: food, housing and breeding.

On the pond/bladder/pouch snail part...
Yes, the blanched lettuce seems to be the most popular way to rid them. (Tip I have heard: put lettuce in tank over night, and pick it up BEFORE turning the light on.) I have also heard of people crushing them with their hands, nets, all kinds of things. I have heard crazy stories of people killing them with salt, cooking them and eating them (more popular with nerites and mysteries/apples). I recently had a pouch snail hitch hike on one of my plants, havent seen him in a few days but I am sure in the coming months I will see plenty more and will have to result to the lettuce method or finally set up my empty 5g and hunt down a dwarf puffer through special order at an LFS to feed the access snails to.

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post #15 of 22 Old 05-22-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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I just happen to have someone to give some too because they've tried mysteries with no luck. They just had a baby in march and are looking at ways to make cleaning their 30 gallon easier. Or should I say what he thinks is a 30 but seems more like a 50 gallon to me. I'd squish them and feed them to my betta but I just don't have the heart to do it intentionally. Letting them get sucked up in the siphon is about as much as I can stand :(

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post #16 of 22 Old 05-23-2011, 12:23 AM
They make a great food source for dwarf puffers too!!

Yeah, I wouldnt be able to handle killing them myself!!! But I assume eventually I will have to! I would like to remove the one I have in hopes of preventing more if it hasnt already laid eggs, as next month I want to add a few MTS to both of my active tanks for help in cleaning the sand and such...and I dont want the MTS to compete with the pouch snails for food or space.

My current mystery snail was my first ever snail, and I guess I did something right as she is HUGE!!! And doing well!

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post #17 of 22 Old 05-23-2011, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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If my blue one is a girl I wish she'd just get on with it already. I've got some ghost shrimp with eggs and I hope I'll get a few out of them, but I doubt it.

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post #18 of 22 Old 05-23-2011, 01:30 AM
i dont think so
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post #19 of 22 Old 05-23-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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i dont think so
I don't know which part you're referring to?

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post #20 of 22 Old 06-10-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well, so much for that the heat or the constant mating did the blue one in.

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