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Old 07-01-2008, 01:53 AM   #1
 
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Snail is multiplying

I bought a Trap Door snail.Its bigger than a half dollar. All of a sudden my tank has 4 or 5 tiny little snails. I actually saw it give birth to a snail. It obviously doesnt lay eggs!!! Do they need boy Snails to make little snails or are they A-sexual?
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
 
was probably pregnant when you brought it
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
 
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ya think?
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
 
The question is what are you going to do when those 5 snails turn into 50 within a few months?

I had the same prob and just ended up buying a YoYo Loach.
The YoYo will not mess with any of the older adult snails but
makes short work of the new ones.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
 
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The question is what are you going to do when those 5 snails turn into 50 within a few months?

I had the same prob and just ended up buying a YoYo Loach.
The YoYo will not mess with any of the older adult snails but
makes short work of the new ones.
cool.

i didnt know that.

i had like 3 baby snails and in months it multiplied into the hundreds!!!!!!!!!!

way to many black dots in the aquarium...

eww... :(
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
 
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Yeah. these new borns are about the size of a pencil eraser. And more are still showing up.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #7
 
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You're a cichlid keeper, nu? It was my understanding that cichlids were pretty good at removing snails (I know my shellies have killed most of the mystery snails I put in their tank.) Evidently not. Your best bet is to remove them by hand.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:55 AM   #8
 
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you could donate them to someone who has puffer fish perhaps. :)
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:25 PM   #9
 
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You're a cichlid keeper, nu? It was my understanding that cichlids were pretty good at removing snails (I know my shellies have killed most of the mystery snails I put in their tank.) Evidently not. Your best bet is to remove them by hand.
He has convicts and oscars. From what I understand, American cichlids don't eat snails with quite the dedication as Rift Lake cichlids.
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:27 PM   #10
 
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You're a cichlid keeper, nu? It was my understanding that cichlids were pretty good at removing snails (I know my shellies have killed most of the mystery snails I put in their tank.) Evidently not. Your best bet is to remove them by hand.
He has convicts and oscars. From what I understand, American cichlids don't eat snails with quite the dedication as Rift Lake cichlids.
That would explain that, then. Hand removal is still the best call, methinks.
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