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Old 04-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #1 
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pond snails

I noticed that the Petsmart by my church has an issue with small pond snails... and that works out wonderfully because they have too many, and I have none at all ... so, I think tomorrow I'll try to convince me to take 10 or so off their hands. However, they aren't the best Petsmart in the world, and I noticed some sick fish. If I take some of the pondsnails home with me, do you think I ought to qt them for a bit?

Also, will they be alright even though my water is soft and somewhat acidic?
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Pond snails reproduce like CRAZY! Don't get them unless you want an infestation of them in your tank.
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I think I'll be fine. So long as they don't have an over abundant food source they won't all be able to survive... I just need a bit of extra help keeping the leaf decay off the gravel and the diatoms off the glass. Hmm, what about one on each side?
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That sounds fine.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #5 
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I don't have problems with pond snails in my aquariums, even those with food available at all times. The bettas and catfish seem to eat most of them, as mine have only multiplied from 2 to 4 in 4 weeks. I wouldn't QT them, they don't carry many fish diseases, but if you want to be extra careful it wouldn't hurt.
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