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Friendlyfishies 09-26-2012 11:08 AM

Nerite snails/QT/parasites?
 
I just got my new nerite snails in the mail about a week ago...they are in QT for now ...although I dont really know why lol? What am I supposed to be looking for? Also I never thought of it before hand but I read about parasites yesterday in snails! They can bring flukes in the aquarium. I purchase my snails off liveaquaria and have had great luck with my plants but I just asked if they bred their own snails and they dont but they are kept in a snail tank with no fish et. I really would hate to set up my fresh water tank and right off the bat introduce flukes or something along those lines especially with all my bad luck...anyone ever had an issue with introducing snails? What are the chances this would happen? If its a good chance I will just keep them in a snail tank and have them as pets I guess lol! But if chances are low I will try and sell a few and keep a few for the tank.
thank you!

marshallsea 09-26-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Friendlyfishies (Post 1257039)
I just got my new nerite snails in the mail about a week ago...they are in QT for now ...although I dont really know why lol? What am I supposed to be looking for? Also I never thought of it before hand but I read about parasites yesterday in snails! They can bring flukes in the aquarium. I purchase my snails off liveaquaria and have had great luck with my plants but I just asked if they bred their own snails and they dont but they are kept in a snail tank with no fish et. I really would hate to set up my fresh water tank and right off the bat introduce flukes or something along those lines especially with all my bad luck...anyone ever had an issue with introducing snails? What are the chances this would happen? If its a good chance I will just keep them in a snail tank and have them as pets I guess lol! But if chances are low I will try and sell a few and keep a few for the tank.
thank you!

Hey! I bought plants at Petco and got snails. Next day I had glancing and 1 fish lethargic on the bottom. Next morning she was dead, and lost 1 more 2 days later. I thought the glancing was Ich so I raised the temp to 88f for 16 days and treated with QUICK CURE for 6 days but they still glanced. I researched and it sounded like skin or gill flukes. The medicine of choice for flukes is Praziquantel and it's in API GENERAL CURE. It's not hard on fish, scaleless fish,plants, or snails. I'm on day 3 of a 4 day treatment and today is the first day in almost a month the fish haven't glanced(knock on wood).I'm really glad you posted as I bought a pleco the same day and blamed him. I didn't know snails carried flukes, it all makes sense now. It can happen to you also. Watch your fish. Thank you!


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