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Ian h

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I like ramshorn snails better than bladder snails. Both have pretty weak shells & can be smushed against the glass to kill them...unless you're very squeemish. The corys may eat the "leftovers". Both lay "jelly masses" of eggs; they can be scraped off & vacuumed out...but just scraping them off is not enough.

Trumpet snails have much harder shells. Less food for all snails is a first step to their control.
That's what I've been doing , feeding every other day.
 

fishorama

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Sounds good to me, keep it up! That's half the snail battle; less food = less snails. But vacuum out as many egg masses & smushed shells as you can. It will only help!

Good luck!
 

Ian h

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Ive just been pluckin them out when I see them lol Thanks for all the advice! Hoping to start a 2nd tank this summer :)
 

fishorama

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& now you're 1 of the tank addicts, lol. It just starts with 2...lol...there might be more...that's how we all began...lol.
 

FreshyFresh

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Ian, welcome! Sounds like a nice setup. Can you post pics? What type of lighting do you have for the plants?

To me, some snails are are good thing. If you have an abundance of them, even though you're feeding every other day, tons of snails means you're adding too much food to the tank.
 

FreshyFresh

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Super nice. Is that an acrylic tank or glass?
 
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