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post #1 of 13 Old 07-01-2008, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 07-01-2008, 12:31 PM
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was probably pregnant when you brought it
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-01-2008, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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ya think?

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20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-01-2008, 04:06 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-02-2008, 05:30 PM
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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... :(

fish are friends, not food!!!

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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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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20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 09:52 AM
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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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post #8 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 09:55 AM
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you could donate them to someone who has puffer fish perhaps. :)
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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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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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