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burch76 11-19-2007 03:09 PM

Hello all. I have a 55 gallon tank with fish and coral. Lately i have been noticing that i am alot of snails in my tank. Is there anyway i can get rid of them or control them? I think i have over 100 in there?

fish_4_all 11-19-2007 03:35 PM

If you have the patience to collect them, I am sure that there are members who have fish who love to eat snails and would be willing to pay for shipping and maybe a buck or two for your time and energy.

As for getting rid of them, I would suggest one of those snail traps but with it being a salt water tank and all the other "critters" you should have in there it might not be a good idea unless you are willing to seperate the good from the snails.

SKAustin 11-21-2007 07:10 PM

Why would you want to? Unless predatory, snails are beneficial to your tanks success. It might help if you were to post a Pic of one, but if I had to guess, I would say you may have a population of nerite snails. I have hundreds of them. They are a primarily noctournal and very small, herbivorous snail. Beneficial to a reef system.

Lupin 11-22-2007 01:52 AM

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