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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Trumpet snails in nano?

I have a fluval edge that has trumpet snails in it. I need to get rid of the snails because of a sand lake I put in it, they'll destroy it.

What I need to know is how do I get rid of the snails that I accidently introduced into my edge? It has shrimp so I can't put clown loaches in it.

Theres only a couple, I wasn't thinking when I took media from my flora and used it in my edge.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 01:36 AM
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I'd remove them by hand. You can make a snail trap and bait them with an algae wafer or something. If theres only a few I doubt they'll do a lot of damage to the sand before you get them out. MTS don't move a whole lot of substrate when they burrow.
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Puffer.
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quick trap. put algae wafer in fish net and wait. night time is a good time and just scoop them up :-)
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Puffer.
Easiest way.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Easiest way.
I have some shrimp in the tank although one died in the move. Hopefully theres two left and they breed. Also theres no filter so I can't have much of a bio load.
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Why don't you just keep them in there?

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Why don't you just keep them in there?
Cause I have a sand/floramax border that they'll destroy, not to mention theres so many of them in my flora that it's annoying.
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ID:	209841 Bummer you're unfiltered. I can't feed these guys enough snails.
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assassin snails would work and they are sweet looking. Plus they wont eat shrimp like a puffer would.

my dwarf puffers kill and eat adult cherry shrimp.... kinda fun to watch, but also sad lol.
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+1 for Assassin Snails
Although there have been mumblings about Assassin Snails eating shrimp.

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Bummer you're unfiltered. I can't feed these guys enough snails.
that picture is painfully cute.

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