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I had mine in QT for 2+ weeks and now they are laying eggs!!!
I do not mind snails but I mind the bioload, clean up, etc. If I have to do so much work, I'd rather devote that energy/resource to adding another girl instead.

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try potassium permanganate :)
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try potassium permanganate :)
Like I said, jungle clearwater.

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haha, is that what the ingredients are? I've never used chemicals made for aquariums in my tanks =D
Potassium permanganate doesn't affect plants for the most part ^___^
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actually I read somewhere that Jungle Clearwater contains PP. I was looking for it.

http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/potassium-permanganate

http://www.americanaquariumproducts....nditioner.html

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yeah it does, lol! I had to look that up =D
But personaly I love all my snails and can't keep enough of them around!
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Yeah I couldn't find PP ANYWHERE until Sakura8 suggested Clearwater. It has a few other ingredients but sure enough, the label said the only active ingredient was PP.

I promise I would not recommend something that would harm the fish. I looked for PP everywhere and when I found out Clearwater had it... -_-

The only place I have in my town is Walmart and they actually had clearwater, plus its only like $3.

Ramshorns can be good for aquariums, I agree. But I prefer Nerite snails since they can't breed in freshwater. Then you don't have to worry about overpopulation.

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I found PP on ebay XD the 100gs that I got will probably last me a lifetime!

ramshorns seems to dislike my tanks D: and pond snails don't breed T___T I also haven't seen baby MTS for a while... sigh
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but having said that, the next question is how much JCW per gallon since it is PP in diluted form....and for how long will the dip needs to be...

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I did two baths. The first, 30 minutes at double dose. I still saw snails moving around so the second time I did a quadruple dose and removed the adult snails by hand.

I tried removing them beforehand, and I recommend you also do so because the snails will literally look like they are in extreme pain, and any that are hiding will immediately try to get to the surface to get out of the water. They probably won't make it to the surface if they are already at the bottom. Mine made it halfway up the side of the 1/2 gallon QT tank.

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