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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Pond Snails

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At what point to pond snails go from waste management to full blown pest?

Is there a point where there are too many pond snails pooping, causing adverse conditions?

My planted tank is still new, so there is a lot of extra debris and decaying plant matter. Should i let the pond snail population get really high to deal with it all, or should i nip it in the butt and get rid of them? i have also recently noticed a lot of new, what i assume is, pond snail eggs.

I also have trumpet snails which i would like to keep to aerate the soil and deal with waste.

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Well how big is your tank?

But in my NPT I like a lot of snails, the more the merrier, but my beloved Victoria prefers them as food so I went from 20 to 0 -.- in one night. She is so mean to me and snails.

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it is a 10g, pics of it are in my profile
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So I keep finding eggs everywhere! Like tons of them... and I found two rams horns yesterday. Any suggestions dealing with the snail epidemic?
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Well you could get an assassin snail, but hopefully he won't wipe them all out.

Or I could just send you my girl betta she seems to like to kill all my pond snails.

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but i am guessing they will kill my trumpets as well?
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Yea

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curses! i guess i will just have to bait them with algae wafers and remove them one by one before they overrun my tank!
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Lol

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