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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?
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.
Sweet, thanks for that Kate.
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
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.:-)
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...
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.:-)
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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