Originally Posted by Princess Penny
That is strange. I have only bought live plants from tanks at my LFS (though I have bought the tubed plants from Petsmart in the past, and never had snails), I always see a ton of snails in the tanks so I make sure I rinse them really really good before putting them in my tank... so far, so good... ugh, what a pain though. Good luck sorting that out! :\
Yeah my local aquarists store has snails, and they act like it's no big deal at all. I commented on it and they're just like "yep, our plants have snails!".
I got some pennywort from them anyway. What can I say, I'm a risktaker lol. Since my 10G has been cycled for a while now I can add some assassins if I have to and it shouldn't hurt the bioload too much.
They do make snail traps, but I've heard throwing in a piece of slightly wilted lettuce or other soft green veggie will make them congregate on it and you can pull them out bunches at a time. Other than that, assassins are apparently very effective.