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Old 08-18-2013, 10:11 AM   #1 
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getting rid of snails

So I have a TON of snails in my betta tank because of the live plants. Anyone know of a safe way to get rid of them?

There are also 3 African Dwarf Frogs so it needs to be okay for them, too.

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #2 
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You can try floating a piece of lettuce overnight. What kind of snails are they?
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #3 
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I pick them out and throw them away. If they are really tiny I squish them.
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You can try floating a piece of lettuce overnight. What kind of snails are they?
no idea, they stay small and procreate like crazy
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #5 
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I pick them out and throw them away. If they are really tiny I squish them.
I heard if you squish them it releases more eggs
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Or get an assassin snail if nothing else works.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #7 
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I've never heard of an assassin snail, briefly looked it up, I'm seeing conflicting info: It says minimum tank size 30 gallons, then it says "ideally 5 snails for every 15 gallons" weird. I have 10 gal tank.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #8 
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That's just because it says they can get 3 inches. But i just read another thing that says they only get 1 inch, so i dunno for sure. You could try rehoming it when it gets too big if you feel bad for it, lol.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #9 
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Using AQ advisor, it says that assassin snails shouldn't be housed with male bettas, though it doesn't specify why. When I look it up everywhere else says they are fine :/
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #10 
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The easiest way would remove betta and adfs from tank, to an temp. tank and then drain the water and remove by hand.

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