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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:05 am Post subject: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 hi,  
 there  seems  to  be  an  explosion  of  conical  shaped  snails  in  my  tank.  they  only  seem  to  come  out  in  the  night.  never  see  them  on  the  leaves  though.  any  idea  on  how  to  control  them  apart  from  the  usual  manual  removal  way?  the  tank  hose  discus  and  angels.  substrate  is  contro  soil
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:46 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 It  is  best  to  remove  those  snails  manually.  You  can  also  keep  clown  loach  to  eat  them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:47 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 You  are  most  probably  over  feeding  and  snails  took  advantage  of  it.  Its  probably  Malaysian  Trumpet  Snails(MTS).  Manual  removal  would  be  helpful  in  addition  to  adding  some  snail  eaters-Botias  maybe...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:53 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Hello  Kunal,
 
 They  usually  come  attached  to  plants  &  driftwoods  which  you  might  have  introduced  in  the  tank..  remove  as  many  as  you  can  physically  in  the  initial  stage  to  control.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:58 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Snail  explosion  in  often  due  to  accumulation  of  mulm  in  the  tank.
 Reduce  feeding,  clean  substrate  as  much  as  you  can.
 I  had  similar  problems  in  a  similar  tank  with  angels,  i  used  glutaraldehyde,  but  had  to  remove  the  fish.
 In  case  you  are  trying  to  introduce  loaches,  please  remember  that  they  will  be  permanent  addtions  to  your  tank.
 Trying  to  catch  a  loach  in  a  planted  tank  is  very  tedious.
 Clean  the  tank,  increase  filteration,  remove  by  hand.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:17 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Hi,
 I  am  facing  the  same  problem,  but  mine  one  attaches  to  the  plant  and  roams  there.
 Loaches  I  cant  introduce  because  they  will  uproot  the  plants  Sad  
 
 Sandeep  cleaning  the  setup  with  Potassium  permanganate,  and  also  washing  the  new  plants  with  the  solution  will  it  help?
 
 Can  I  introduce  Assasin  Snail  in  a  fully  planted  setup?  Because  they  eat  up  snails.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:30 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Hi  guys  
                         I  have  recently  come  across  a  pair  of  Malasian  Trumpet  snails.  I  was  planning  to  introduce  them  to  my  low  tech  planted  setup.  However  the  opinion  on  the  benefits  of  theses  snails  is  pretty  divided  .  They  are  supposed  to  areate  the  substrate  same  way  as  earthworms  do  to  soil.
 
                        The  major  danger  apart  from  a  population  explosion  that  I  am  afraid  of  is,  that  they  carry  certain  parasites  like  flukes  which  affect  humans  .  Can  anyone  tell  me  wether  I  should  keep  them  or  get  rid  of  them.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:52 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 how  about  clown  loaches  or  assasin  snails..  experts  suggestion  please..
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:37 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 adding  some  common  salt  to  the  aquarium  can  also  help,  mine  tank  was  infested  too  but  now  they  are  gone  after  i  added  some  salt  in  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:59 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 1.  Malaysian  Trumpet  Snails  (TMS  )  venture  out  from  substrate  in  night.  Put  some  lettuce  in  the  tank  at  2-3  places.  Next  morning  you  will  find  lots  of  TMS  feeding  on  leaves.  You  can  then  pick  up  lettuce  carefully  thus  removing  lots  of  snails  with  it.
 
 2.  Always  treat  new  plants  in  solution  of  pottasium  permegnate  solution  for  about  10-15  mins  and  rinse  them  in  clean  water  before  planting  .  This  would  destroy  any  parasites  or  their  eggs  on  the  plants.
 
 3.  Azoo  has  a  good  snail  killer  which  doesnt  affect  fishes.  Use  in  your  tank  .  Use  it  in  same  qty  and  at  same  time  once  a  day  for  3-4  days.  This  dilutes  the  calcium  of  snails  shell  and  kills  them.
 
 4.  No  amount  of  reducing  feed  will  help  in  controlling  snails  as  they  usually  are  in  huge  qty  and  there  may  be  already  laid  eggs.
 
 Hope  above  helps.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:22 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Assasin  Snail  have  worked  out  best  for  me....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:22 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 Guys!!
 
 I  tell  you  what  assasin  snail  control  the  trumpet  snail  explosion  superbly!!!
 
 I  had  the  same  problem  last  year.  Added  4  assasin  snails  (hero's)  there  were  countless  number  of  trumpets....  assasins  have  turned  the  tables.  
 Now  there  are  lots  n  lots  of  trumpet  snail  shells  :-)
 
 Assasin  snails  are  also  good  to  watch,   they  are  active,  always  will  be  on  the  hunt  for  food,  good  scavengers  and  hardy  ones  as  well..
 From  my  experience  am  100%  sure  that  they  will  not  eat  live  plants.
 
 P.S:  But  the  guy  from  the  LFS  told  they  will  breed  only  in  brackish  water  but  he  is  wrong.  I  have  20  odd  of  em'  now  :-)  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:13 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 I  would  prefer  Assasin  Snails  ..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:53 pm Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 If  u  do  not  buy  snails  that  came  from  its  plants  in  vivo.  The  best  way  to  get  rid  of  them  is  not  just  a  piece  of  cucumber  or  lettuce  in  the  cradle  and  wait  a  couple  of  hours  with  the  light  off.  Incidentally,  this  is  best  done  at  night.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:08 am Post subject: Re: explosion of snails. Reply with quote

 assasin  snails  are  good.  all  u  will  have  is  floating  empty  snail  shell...
 
 RIP  to  the  infesting  snails...
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