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Old 12-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #1 
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Snail problem

So, I put three pond snails in my aquarium from the pet store. However, they have definitely multiplied and I now have little teeny snails all over the place. At first it was cute, but I'm definitely growing concerned.

How can I humanely get rid of some of the snails? ...or all of them if I should...
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #2 
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Sorry but the only way to get rid of them is to kill 'em. Make it quick of course. Start by squishing all the ones in sight, then bait the rest with a piece of lettuce and remove them every morning.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:09 PM   #3 
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Baby snails are SO cute, but they are a mess because they are so tiny. I hope you can get rid of them. Maybe a petstore would take them?
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:02 PM   #4 
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Its illegal to see Pond Snails in this state. You'll have to capture all that you can and maybe give them to someone who will feed them to their fish. There will be PLENTY of eggs in your tank, so I suggest cleaning everything. The also poo a lot. I learned this the hard way
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:19 PM   #5 
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snail problem

ewww... squish them? That makes me so sad! My husband and I even named the first couple guys we got. I'm hoping I can take them to a pet store, and I don't have to euthanize them!

Also, if i bait them with a piece of lettuce, won't the bettas eat the lettuce and get sick from it??

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #6 
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No, I wouldn't think. I put spinach leaves in my tank for my oto cats and the bettas have always left them alone.

Snails aren't the best for bettas anyway. They require different water requirements (from what I've heard) and can cause bettas to be susceptible to other problems and diseases.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:57 PM   #7 
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I dont like snails and they multiply really fast well actually I do like snails.. at the beach... but not in my future tank
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #8 
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I don't like snails. No offense to those who do! lol
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #9 
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Alright, so I found someone on Craigslist who is more than happy to take them. She wants all of them as pets! I'm going to try to put our a lettuce leaf tonight and get as may as I can!
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Good luck! Check around the tank and make sure there are no egg sacks in it.
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