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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:07 am Post subject: snail problem Reply with quote

 I  have  a  planted  tank  size  24  x  15  x15  with  a  serious  snail  problem
 any  suggetsions  on  cheap  ideas  to  get  rid  of  snails  ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:43 am Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Add  a  pair  of  clown  loaches  to  your  tank.  They  will  take  care  of  the  snail  population  for  you.
 I  wouldn't  advise  any  additives  to  get  rid  of  snails  as  that  can  have  a  effect  on  your  tank  chemistry.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:52 am Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 I  had  a  snail  problem  for  years  but  have  now  found  a  solution.Most  fish  will  eat  snails  avidly  once  the  shell  is  crushed  so  now  I  just  crush  the  snail  against  the  aquarium  wall  and  the  fish  eat  it.In  this  way  I  have  a  source  of  live  food  for  my  fish  and  my  tanks  are  almost  snailess
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 if  u  planning  for  any  predator  against  snails  ,  my  best  bet  will  be  on  puffer...  empty  valuble  inmates  from  your  tank  .  put  in  2  -  3  dwarf  puffer  fish,  in  no  time  snails  are  out.
   next  in  line  are  clown  loaches..  or  Yo  Yo  loach..
 rest  slow  processes  for  removing  are  put  in  tender  ,  young  cabbage  or  spinach  leaves  ,  before  going  to  sleep.  next  day  morning  most  of  them  attached  to  it.  just  remove  them  and  try  it  again  next  day
    chemicals  ..  ..  but  certainly  not  for  a  planted  aquarium
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:13 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 NO  use  with  manual  removal...they  rapidly  grow  and  almost  always  breed  out  of  control.  Clown  loach  are  the  way  to  go!
 Obviously  beware  of  its  easy  ich  infestation.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:20 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 I  belive  the  puffer  comes  first  then  the  clown  loach  and  the  yo-yo  loach  in  snail  eradication.  Thumb Up  
 One  puffer  can  feast  on  snails  from  half  a  dozen  large  planted  tanks.  Rock On  
 Chemical  treatment  is  a  strict  no  no.  Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:39 am Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 thank  you  all.
 i  just  want  to  know  that  the  puffer  and  clown  in  no  way  will  eat  /  disturb  the  tetras  (  rummy  nose,  neon,  harley  kin,  rosy,  lemon)  and  also  the  dicuss  in  the  tank  ?
 will  i  get  a  puffer  in  the  lfs  ?
 not  sure  what  this  fish  looks  like.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:46 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Well
 If  I  use  puffer  in  a  angelfish  tank,  do  I  have  to  take  angels  out.
 Does  it  eat  mystery  snails?
 What  do  I  do  with  puffer  after  this.
 Yunus,  this  fish  ocassionally  known  as  helicopter  fish.
 Are  there  any  fishes  amongst,  angels,  mollies,  guppies,  goldfish  with  which  puffers  are  compatible.
 The  problem  with  yoyo  loach  is  that  you  cannot  catch  it  after  the  task  is  done.  Gettting  clown  loaches  is  not  easy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:10 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 The  pea  puffer  though  small  has  strong  jaws  and  nips  the  fins  of  any  unfortunate  fish  that  come  in  its  way.  It  does  not  go  after  them  though  and  the  co-habitants  in  the  aquarium  soon  learn  to  keep  their  distance.  Smile  
 
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/gallery2/v/indian/Puffer0001.JPG.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:14 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Can  say  one  thing...do  NOT  mix  discus  with  ANY  other  fish.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:47 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 I  second  Elaine,  this  is  the  best  method  and  if  you  have  shrimps  they  will  love  this  food.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:15 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Crushing  malaysian  trumpet  snails  is  not  easy,  besides  it  is  possible  to  have  a  piece  wedged  in  your  nail.
 There  have  been  posts  in  this  forum  aganist  this  practise.
 Further  there  are  a  number  of  parastites  etc.  in  aquarium  which  need  snails  as  a  intermediatory,  and  touching  or  crushing  snails  might  transfer  the  germs.
 My  angles  already  eat  freshly  hatched  snails.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:26 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Smile  
 http://www.uniquaria.com/articles/snails.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:04 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

                                                   
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Smile  
 http://www.uniquaria.com/articles/snails.html                
 
 Yup,  that  the  one  I  was  talking  about.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:12 pm Post subject: Re: snail problem Reply with quote

 Thanks  Trevor  for  this  article.
 
 All  of  us  should  thinks  twice  be  more  cautious.
 
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