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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by gSTiTcH View Post
Inverts include the shrimp. Danger!

What kind of snails are they? If the population boomed like that with Ramshorns, it's a sign of too much available food.
There were a couple pond snails- but this is a crazy outbreak of Ramshorns. I remove 20-30 a day from a 6 gal. they are the size of pin heads now, but they will grow.

There was oodles of food available because a bunch of plants died when I dosed with saltwater and left on vaca.
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True story. The remaining snails can be used as a gauge of whether you're overfeeding.

The worst that happens when I go on vacation is my pleco gets irritable and tries to do some aquascaping himself.

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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Well, there ya have it. I rescaped the tank, and added new fishies. Got my hands on H-Class "Tiger" Endler's Livebearer, so neat!

Wish I had not put in those Celestial pearl danios and two more of those instead. Everything seems to be under control again, here is a pic:
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 05:22 AM
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I had pond snails sneak in on some plants. I use my long tongs and nab them as I see them. A week of picking them as I enjoy watching my fish and shrimp they are all gone!
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 03:06 PM
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Your shrimp look very nice.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 04:02 PM
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i love that aquascape you have there!
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