Not sure if I'm in the right forum or not...so if so, please feel free to move. :)
Anyway, I've got an infestation of pond snails from some live plants I purchased. At first it was okay, then they multiplied, and now they need to get out of my tank.
I was told before that if I put a peice of clean lettuce or kale in there, that they'd attach to it and I could clean them out that way. So, I did that...and the snails attached, but one of my fish started acting poorly. (Lettuce was only in the tank for just under a day, no wilting or rot or anything.) So, I'm assuming that there was probably some sort of chemical on or in the lettuce that was affecting my boy. (He's very sensitive to *any* chemicals or other "nastiness" in his water, he's a better water quality barometer than my master test kit...)
I rinsed the lettuce well before putting it in, and dried it completely.
Any tips on things to use to clean the lettuce with before putting it in there? I got a few of the snails out, but not nearly all of them.
Would organic lettuce be a better option?
(I know that lettuce is notorious for absorbing any sort of chemicals or toxins from where it's grown long before it's harvested and put into stores.)
Thanks for any help!! :)