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Author Topic: Snail infestation!  (Read 4449 times)
Aggresivegourami
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« on: September 22, 2014, 10:39:33 AM »

I noticed about 3 weeks ago that some small brown snails where in my tank after buying some plants but didn't make much of a move to get rid off them but 2 days ago I bought a new piece of plantwd bogwood and have spotted at least 13 brown snails and on the new wood a few white snails while I don't mind their presence I would like to get rid off them because they are eating away at my plants and their numbers are growing quickly can anyone suggest a fish suitable for a 60 l community tank containing
- 8 neon tetras
- 1 dwarf gourami
- 1 bulldog plec

I would like the snail numbers lowered dramatically if not completely irradicated
Suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 12:02:35 PM »

Have a wee look at assassin snails.  happy
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 12:30:27 PM »

Assassin snails are great for eradicating snails.  The other thing that works fairly well is to put a piece of lettuce into the tank.  When it has several snails on it, pull the lettuce out and dispose of it.  Then put another piece in. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 09:29:55 PM »

Assassin snails are great for eradicating snails.  The other thing that works fairly well is to put a piece of lettuce into the tank.  When it has several snails on it, pull the lettuce out and dispose of it.  Then put another piece in. 
Where do you buy them?
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 09:39:39 PM »

I googled them and came up with this.   http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Freshwater-Invertebrates/I/Assassin-Snail.aspx

You can google them too to see where you can buy them in your area. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 06:25:02 AM »

Assassin snails!

And put a piece of lettuce in the tank after lights out...Remove it in the morning...Repeat the process as required!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 08:16:35 PM »

I googled them and came up with this.   http://www.petsolutions.com/C/Freshwater-Invertebrates/I/Assassin-Snail.aspx

You can google them too to see where you can buy them in your area. 
Thanks. Someone told me about a product called Copper Out which kills them.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 09:09:55 AM »

I can't find any reference to "Copper Out" on google.  However, I do know that copper is very toxic for invertebrates so, If a person has any, they need to be removed from the tank before using any copper product.

My personal opinion is to use assassin snails or lettuce to control pest snails.  Both methods are environmentally safe. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 08:16:55 PM »

I can't find any reference to "Copper Out" on google.  However, I do know that copper is very toxic for invertebrates so, If a person has any, they need to be removed from the tank before using any copper product.

My personal opinion is to use assassin snails or lettuce to control pest snails.  Both methods are environmentally safe. 
Thanks Pat  The problem I cannot seem to locate any of these snails in my country the Philippines.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 08:32:06 PM »

I googled it for the Philippines and came up with this.   http://www.olx.ph/index.php/classifieds+directory/q/assassin+snails

I hope that helps.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2014, 08:30:41 PM »

I googled it for the Philippines and came up with this.   http://www.olx.ph/index.php/classifieds+directory/q/assassin+snails

I hope that helps.   Smiley
Thank you very much.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 11:59:27 AM »

I wouldn't put anything with copper into my tank....
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 10:00:05 PM »

I wouldn't put anything with copper into my tank....
Thanks I would not either.
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