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Old 08-23-2010, 12:54 PM   #1 
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Snail Patrol

Whats the best method you guys have found for eliminating snail populations? I was thinking a clown loach or yoyo, but not in my 10 gallon. :( I don't have a HUGE problem, but I notice every pic I take of my aqurium has nasty snails all over it. and they are eating my java fern like its candy. I was thinking of putting some lettuce in a saucer and putting it at the bottom of my tank to lure them onto the vegies but I dont know if that works super well.... They are getting too big for my betta to pick at.

I haven't found any eggs, they are mostly older snails. I have 2 that are about the size of a penny, and I don't mind them, but its the tiny horn shaped ones that drive me nuts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:55 PM   #2 
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Try this thread,it has good info,

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/i...ail-faq-25186/

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:21 PM   #3 
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The snail is most likely eating dying or dead plant material, they usually don't eat healthy plants

I use a small clean glass jar and put an algae wafer or veggies of some type in it at lights out and remove each AM with light on..full of snails......
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Oh thank you OLF. I might try that, they aren't too much of a hassle, only about 15-20 of them are actually in the tank on the substrate and plants but there are about 15-20 more that float around the top and crawl along the rim of the tank... I keep watching for eggs. lol
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