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Snail problem

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Aquarius0, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Aquarius0

    Aquarius0 New Member

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    Hi.
    When I added new plants to my tank probably got snail eggs extra and now I have an invasion of them.
    Tried "anetonema Helena" but the problem is much to big for them to handle.
    My question is there any way to dispose of then for good?
    I dont want to put in any chemistry because of the red cherry shrimps.
    Cant also install any snail eating fish not to lose the red cheries.
    What to do?
    Would be greatfull for any helpfull advise.:ehhh:
     
  2. yankadi

    yankadi Aspiring Aquascaper

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    You should try to give less food for your shrimps ;) It should help.
     
  3. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    dwarf puffer fish?
     
  4. ghostsword

    ghostsword Aspiring Aquascaper Staff Member

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    They are great snail eaters but they also eat shrimp.. :)
     
  5. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    a snail population boom is usually a sign of some water quality issues. They are living on something. I would feed your shrimp less and look into what might be supporting their numbers, rotting plant matter, shrimp?
     
  6. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah that is the drawback, so need to remove them (donate back to fish shop) once no more snail.
     

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