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Old 10-13-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
 
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Ramshorn snails...

I found just recently, that my batch of plants that i ordered, had a whole lot of ramshorn snails attached to them...
Does anyone know what fish I can put in my 10G that will get rid of these pests?
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:24 AM   #2
 
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Sorry, the only fish I know of which would eat ramshorns wouldn't fit in a ten gallon. What you could do is clip some veg in the tank overnight, then lift it out in the morning and get rid of them that way.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
 
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Sweet, thanks for that Kate.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:59 AM   #4
 
they're difficult to find but a chain loach would fit into your tank. I think their max size is 1.5-2.5 inches
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:11 AM   #5
 
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As Kate said placing some veggies in the tank and then pulling out the veggies the next morning works well. I have also placed a net laying flat on the bottom with veggies inside. sometimes gets more of the little buggers.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:04 AM   #6
 
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Will they prefer the vegies over the plants in the tank?
Also, how long should i take the vegies out after, im hesitant to leave them in for too long...
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:09 AM   #7
 
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You should remove the veggies each morning and any snails that they attract. I have found it best to put the veggies in right after lights out and then remove them the next morning so as not to foul the water. It is a tedious process trying to erradicate them once they get a foothold but patience and perserverance is effective.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:08 AM   #8
 
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You can also try putting the veggies in a glass dish of some kind and lifting that out of the water. I found that just lifting the veggies out resulted in a lot of snails jumping ship right as I pulled them out of the water.
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