What to do with excess snails?

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cubequeen

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I have a lot of snails in my tank that used to be the betta tank (betta died). It is currently housing only 2 pygmy cories until I get another betta. There are a ton of ramshorn snails that pile on top of the the food every time I throw some in for the cories, so I'm worried the cories aren't getting enough food. I want to eliminate some of the snails, but I hate to just throw them out and kill them. Also, if I throw them might they spread some disease into the environment?
 

dudley

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Karen, see if a local fish store will buy them or trade for food, craigslist or similar sites, post a for sale/for free advert in the forum, check with local fish clubs if any available in your area.
 

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The excess of snails suggest you are overfeeding the tank.
Two pygmy cories need very little food.
I would not worry about the snails outcompeting the cories for food. If the cories are hungry they will get to the food before the snails.
 
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