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too much snails

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Noala, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Noala

    Noala New Member

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    I got a snail overpopulation problem.
    Bought one Chromobotia macracanthus to help me out but he prefers to hide behind the filter and if he does eat any snails it's obviously not enough.
    I've got some guppies and mollies that breed in this tank (and I'd like to keep it that way).
    Any tips on how to get rid of the snails (or at least get them under control)? they devour pretty much all my plants including not so palatable anubias.
     
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  2. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Noala, Snails they are a pain :( Get two assassin snail :) They will be happy to eat through your problem snails population :D
     
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  3. Noala

    Noala New Member

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    are you sure two is enough?
     
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  4. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Noala, What size tank have you got ? As you said mollies & guppies breading. I thought you had a small breeding tank ?
     
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  5. Noala

    Noala New Member

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    36gal that's about 136L I think
     
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  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Noala, Maybe 4 then ;) Depending on how many problem snails you have? The assassin snails will take a few months to get through them:) Then you can remove the assassin snails to another tank ? Plus you can sell the baby assassins (y)
     
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  7. Noala

    Noala New Member

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    great idea :)
     
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  8. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nola get one for me please they are prohibited in Aust all I do is Squasharoo several times a day I am just keeping ahead of them.

    Keith:):)
     

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