01-02-2010, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by La Reina
I have ~ six small (Rice Krispie sized) pond snails that must've come in on my water wisteria. Will they harm my aquarium if I leave them be? I know they breed like crazy, at what size/age do they start to reproduce? They're really active and growing fast. If getting rid of them is the answer, what's the most effective (and quickest for the benifit of the snails) method of removal?
I had a similar question when snails migrated in on my plants...I thought they were so ugly. Now that they are big, they are beautiful, they eat algae, and when it seems like there are too many (like, if I can see more than six in my tank at one time, that's too many) I'll just wait till I see one on a leaf and pick off the leaf and throw it in the garbage (is that inhumane?). Doing that just three or four times has kept the population under control. They don't reproduce rapidly. I think my other fish probably eat the babies or the eggs.