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Zan 09-29-2009 07:10 PM

i got em!
any idea on how to get rid of them? or even how they get in the tank in the first place.
im crushing them at an alarming rate.....but keep finding big ones! wish i knew where they hide!

HELLO! i came from

any help would bring much love!


Twistersmom 09-29-2009 07:30 PM

What kind of snails do you have? More than likely, they came in with some plants.
If you are careful to not overfeed the tank, the snails will not reproduce quickly.
Some people put in food as bait, a leafy green or some zucchini and let the snails gather up on the food then remove.

sweetviolets 09-30-2009 05:23 PM

Twistersmom is correct. I use romaine lettuce and hold it on the bottom with some gravel. Overnight they go onto the lettuce to eat. I just take the lettuce out with a net and get rid of the snails. Believe me, you willl be doing this forever now that you have snails.

Fishin Pole 10-01-2009 07:57 AM

assassin snails, baiting them with fresh veggies and removing them.......A piece of squash or zucchinni on a stainless steel fork to weigh it down also works........Depending on the tank size, you could get some type of snail eating fish (loaches), but make sure you do your research and that your aquarium is large enough to handle them at their adult size....Alot of people make the mistake of buying them and not realizing their needs or adult size............One thing with crushing them and leaving them in your tank, you could cause an ammonia spike with all the dead snails decomposing in your water, just be careful and test regularly...........

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