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joe1992w 06-09-2010 07:05 AM

Snail eggs and other mystery pests
 
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Hi,
in my 130L Aquarium i have aquired masses of Pond snail eggs, i have an assassin snail that is doing a great job of eating the larger snails but he seems to ignore the smaller ones and the eggs are just building up :(

i have 20 Female guppies
4 Male guppies
2 Female mollies
1 male molly
1 sucking loach ( Temporary measure untill my LFS get some new pleco's stocked(also i have read terrible things on this fish and the one i have is nothing but friendly and a great algae eater :S))

and about 15 Guppy fry,

i am well aware i am overstocked,
but i gravel vack and 15% water changes twice weekly, and i have 6 fast groving plants that eat up alot of toxins,

my ammonia and nitrite levels are 0ppm

Are there any suitable fish ( or anything else for that matter) that will tackle the snail eggs?


Also i have found 3 insect-y things in my tank, i have a feeling they are the result of uneaten live bloodowrm could that be the case?

they all looked like the thing i have draw in the attached photo, are they harmfull to fish? how can i make sure i remove them all?

Thanks for all help and advice

joe1992w 06-09-2010 07:27 PM

doesn't anyboy have any ideas?

iamntbatman 06-10-2010 04:24 AM

Hmm, that could be a dragonfly nymph or mosquito larvae or something like that.

As for fish that will eat the snail eggs...I personally haven't really found any that will. I guess maybe the goo that makes up the egg sacs isn't very tasty, or something.

joe1992w 06-10-2010 09:12 AM

thanks, is the larvae dangerous to any of my fish, it was small about the size of a week old guppy fry,

iamntbatman 06-11-2010 04:34 AM

It depends on what it is. Dragonfly nymphs can kill and eat small fish, but mosquito larvae are mostly harmless as far as I know.


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