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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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snail infestation

i have a ton of snails and i am seeing babies how do you get rid of them and were are they comming from?

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What kind of snails are they?

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idk unwanted snails

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Are they small and football shaped? If they are they're pond snails

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they are small and i think football shaped if they are pondsnails were did they come from and how can i get rid of all them

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They're usually hitchhikers on plants. The best way to get rid of them is to take them out of the tank and dip them in bleach to kill them.

Usually you won't get an infestation unless your overfeeding the tank. Keeping up on water changes and removing uneaten food immediately is the best way not to get an infestation.

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i was wondering can baby snails make more snails? i have two pond snails and i want a little more

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I use several methods to rid my tank of unwanted snails:

Trap-I use a clean small glass or plastic jar and place an algae wafer or lettuce in it when I turn the lights off at night and remove the next day.
Bait alone with a piece of lettuce or any green veggie either float or stick a fork in it to sink (I tie fishing line on it to make it easier to pull out)(I do this too when I am feeding my plecos fresh veggies) and pull out as the snails attach to feed on it.

And as stated by 1fish, overfeeding will cause population increase with snails, they reproduce faster with more food.

I destroy the snail by placing them in between newspaper and smashing them and then throwing them in the trash, some I will smash and feed to the fish without the shells.
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