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Please Help Me Get Rid Of Pest Snails

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by BettaNoob, Mar 5, 2017.

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    I'm not sure what kind of snail they are, but they came on some plants that I ordered online
    Please help me get rid of them, also assasin snails are not an option right now. They are in both my 3.5 gallon tank and my 22 gallon tank.
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    Manually pick them out and feed lightly and they should fade away. Lots of snails is generally a sign of overfeeding.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    As Joel said. Assassin snails are nice, I have 1 in each tank just for fun.
     
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    As said above, plus some good gravel vacuuming. Also they look like pond/bladder snails (one spirals one way, the other goes the other way). You can also put a piece of veg in the tank over night and remove it before you turn the lights on in the morning. This will collect a lot of them and you can then bag, freeze and trash. Make sure you freeze it so that you kill them and don't put them into the wild (even though they are already there. . . ).
     
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    If you wanna mail them to me I'll take them. I'm trying to get some breeding so I have a constant supply for my puffer to eat.
     
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    Definitely bladder snails. Get an assassin snail.
     
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    They are pond/bladder snails, usually they come with plants as it was your case. You can give plants bleach/potassium permanganate dips to avoid this in the future, or buy tissue culture.
    Do not invest in an assasin snail, they are kind of expensive (at least where I live) and you can easily control the population, or destroy it by just manually getting them out.
    I personally just control the population, they can actually be helpful and are part of the ecosystem.
    But, if you want to destroy them just crush every snail you see.
     
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    Just get some at your LFS, I am sure that if they handle plants they will have some lol.
     
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    Clown Loach help some, but manual removing them is best.
     

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