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All-Water Boards => Other Aquatic Pets => Topic started by: sketchyart on July 07, 2015, 02:10:31 AM



Title: Hitch hiking snails
Post by: sketchyart on July 07, 2015, 02:10:31 AM
Bought a couple more ludwigia plants last night and I k ow I should of quarantined them but didnt have the option at the time as quarantine tank has been temporarily borrowed. Anyway long story short woke up to see 2 tiny snails on the glass. Iv tried to goggle image them and I think there tadpole snails.
My question is are they likely to cause issue and breed like mice?
 I know loaches eat snails but thinking my 55g is to small for a school. Any other ideas if they are going to cause me an issue?


Title: Re: Hitch hiking snails
Post by: Pat Mary on July 07, 2015, 06:15:35 AM
These snails are very prolific so, if you see two you probably have two hundred.  (I am exaggerating of course but you have more than two  :))  Squash any that you see and put a piece of lettuce into the tank in the evening.  The following morning, remove the lettuce with any snails on it and discard it.  In the future, you don't have to use a QT tank for plants because they don't have to be QT'd for a long period.  Any plastic container will do.   Check this link.  Scroll down and it will give treatments for plants that will kill snails.   The alum dip would be my dip of choice for snails.      http://www.aquariumplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=111


Title: Re: Hitch hiking snails
Post by: michaelvhillard on December 29, 2015, 05:16:53 AM
can you tell me more about snails ?


Title: Re: Hitch hiking snails
Post by: Pat Mary on December 29, 2015, 10:41:17 AM
This thread is almost 6 months old.  If I were you, I would start a new thread  and let us know what you want to know about snails.


Title: Re: Hitch hiking snails
Post by: Nattapron on October 23, 2018, 02:11:09 AM
I'm looking for information on this subject.