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kritas 10-13-2008 08:13 AM

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?

Amphitrite 10-13-2008 08:24 AM

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.

kritas 10-13-2008 08:47 AM

Sweet, thanks for that Kate.

SinCrisis 10-20-2008 12:59 AM

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

1077 10-20-2008 05:11 AM

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.:-)

kritas 10-20-2008 06:04 AM

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...

1077 10-20-2008 06:09 AM

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.:-)

iamntbatman 10-21-2008 12:08 AM

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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