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Old 04-27-2011, 06:43 PM   #1 
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Snails! Hundreds of them.. HELPPPP

Okay maybe not hundreds but A LOT! I took 10 out of the tank today and I still see them.

They hitched a ride on some plants I got and didn't quarantine. I noticed snail eggs on a plant and got most of what I could see off. But now I have SO MANY SNAILS! Some are small others are big but they all piss me off. They look so gross on the glass. It's only a 10 gallon tank too.

I don't want to use any chemical to kill them and I can't find assassin snails anywhere. Is there any other way to get rid of them other than to take them out? They multiply by the thousands it seems so it would be near impossible to take them all out. Are there fish that will eat them that I can put in a 10 gallon with Platies and Panda Cories?
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:50 PM   #2 
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If they are small a goldfish could take care of it. My mom's tank had TONS of little snails until she bought her two red caps, and within' 24 hours they were all gone. I don't know about them getting along or not with your other fish, but that's just my experience. (:
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #3 
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Here is a method I have heard of but never tried myself - seems like it should work, though.

Shove a piece of lettuce in a small neck bottle (too small for your fish to get in) after lights out. In the morning there should be a BUNCH of snails in the bottle on the lettuce - throw them out & repeat the next night.

Like I said, I have never done this, but I would think it's worth a try. Good luck! :)
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:19 PM   #4 
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You could also get an assassin snail. They take care of all other snails and don't reproduce easily I believe.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #5 
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Oooooh the lettuce I will try it next time we have lettuce. I don't mnd a few to help keep things clean but when I have mores snails than fish it's a bit much
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #6 
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You could also get an assassin snail. They take care of all other snails and don't reproduce easily I believe.
That's a fine suggestion - EXCEPT for this part of the O.P.'s post:

"I don't want to use any chemical to kill them and I can't find assassin snails anywhere."
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #7 
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"I can't find assassin snails anywhere"

That's because they're out sneaking around, assassinating things.... :0

Sorry, I'm getting giddy, I'm so tired, lol...
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #8 
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I am having the same problem with snails. They're so oogly too... I like the bigger snails though. Maybe I will try an assasin. What I did, too, during a water change in one of my tanks I took out all the decorations and I hand cleaned them all free of snails into the bucket water. That helped reduce the # a lot and that particular tank is almost snail free (atm). It's not a very FUN job doing that though.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #9 
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Do what "smellsfishie" wrote, hand clean them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:50 PM   #10 
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That's a fine suggestion - EXCEPT for this part of the O.P.'s post:

"I don't want to use any chemical to kill them and I can't find assassin snails anywhere."
Ha! Apparently I read to fast. Sorry!
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