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Old 11-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #1 
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how do i get rid of snails?

I have a planted 20 gallon tank and too many snails to count. I have one male betta who co-habits with 3 green coby's, 2 platy's and 10 tetras. I hae tried lettuce and zucchini, never find any snails on them. I pull out at least 30 snails per day and cannot get rid of them. please help
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #2 
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Assassin Snails? I saw it on this site
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...06&pcatid=3106
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #3 
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Assassin Snails? I saw it on this site
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...06&pcatid=3106
they're not really that effective at stemming a population boom. they'll eat other snails, but unless you have a massive amount of assassin snails, the pond snails will multiply faster than the assassins will kill them. it is fun to watch them hunt, though.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #4 
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I have a planted 20 gallon tank and too many snails to count. I have one male betta who co-habits with 3 green coby's, 2 platy's and 10 tetras. I hae tried lettuce and zucchini, never find any snails on them. I pull out at least 30 snails per day and cannot get rid of them. please help
This may sound a bit gruesome, I squish the smaller ones that are on the glass walls. Fish love fresh escargot, fresh live food that is free--- am now retreating back to my dark corner.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #5 
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This may sound a bit gruesome, I squish the smaller ones that are on the glass walls. Fish love fresh escargot, fresh live food that is free--- am now retreating back to my dark corner.

lol i do the same but i take them out of the tank and throw them out. my betta doesnt seem interested in eating them
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #6 
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This may sound a bit gruesome, I squish the smaller ones that are on the glass walls. Fish love fresh escargot, fresh live food that is free--- am now retreating back to my dark corner.
i do that too...the apple snail seems to enjoy the remains, but the fish kinda ignore them. anything Gail the Snail doesn't eat just becomes plant food i suppose.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:57 AM   #7 
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I squish them, too. Snailio Iglesias beelines for the remains.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:31 AM   #8 
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If they are egg laying snails, you can find their egg clutches and remove them.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #9 
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I'm not sure about bettas, but when I had a pond snail outbreak in my tank that had a single comet, I put some aquarium salt in the filter area (so the fish wouldn't eat it, he'd eat anything) ... about 1 tsp per 25% water change and poof, gone

I'm sure bettas wouldn't mind, and it doesn't have to be for very long. I know comets are hardy and don't care about water parameters.. not sure how bettas take AQ salt.. 1 tsp/10gallon was my ratio
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #10 
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squish them!!! or let loose a couple of dwarf puffers, remove betta first
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