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Author Topic: Hitch hiking snails  (Read 10125 times)
sketchyart
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« 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?
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« Reply #1 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  Smiley)  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
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When in doubt, do a water change.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 05:16:53 AM »

can you tell me more about snails ?
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 02:11:09 AM »

I'm looking for information on this subject.
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