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Old 08-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #1 
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Snails?! HELP!!!

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So I recently got live plants for my 3 gallon Fish Tank Now I have SNAILS in my tank

I quarantined my plants for a week in a Critter Keeper with heater, no snails. So I planted my 3 gallon tank, and it has a filter and heater. It's been set up for about 1-2 weeks, added my fish once the water parameters were good and BAM Snails... how do I get rid of them? And can I keep 1?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #2 
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Just put in a piece of lettuce, cucumber, or zuchinni in the corner of the tank before you go to bed and when you wake up, there should be snails all over and around the food. Snails are pretty hardy things, so you can just put them in another container for now if you wanna keep them, if not, just cull them. And yes, you can keep one if you would like! If you're giving them away, I would take a few off of you! LMK!

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Old 08-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #3 
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You can get a few loaches. They will hunt them down and eat them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #4 
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I only have a 3 gallon tank Not a big enough tank for a loach!

I will try the cucumber/lettuce thing....
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #5 
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My fish usually ate the tiny snails and I got rid of the bigger ones with the lettuce method.
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