Please, if anyone has info on how to completely be rid of these that would be amazing!
Crushing them when you see them is not an option, as there are too many tiny babies that are not even visible yet. This is just a constant chore, which I have been doing every single day for months. They're still everywhere.
They're not "harmless" either, as I have read many ppl say. They're ugly, and a nuisance, which is a harm to the aesthetics of my aquarium.
I have high grade CRS, so most poisons would probably be out of the question, and any kind of predator would likely eat my shrimp before getting started on the limpets.
I actually like(d) Limpets as well. Some how I managed to kill them off. Not sure if it was CO2 or something else. The tank I had them in has Otos, Briggs and shrimp. They even rasped on any GSA that formed.
I know it's an old thread but I thought I'd give it another bump. This is a big issue for shrimp keepers. And I agree with ADA, I think they are a nuisance and an eyesore. The only thing I can think of is taking your shrimp out for a while and treating your whole tank. Anything that is used to kill snails should do.
Limpets and Copepods have been thriving in my shrimp tank despite low temps and soft water. They went (mostly) away in one of my other tanks after adding a few nerites. My guess is the neuritis out compete them for food.
Yeah Nerite are awesome, they clean everything from poop, dead plants, algae, and even food. Every time I drop in Hikari Shrimp pellet, Nerite always go for it and pushes all the shrimps away. So I have to spread out the pellets.
my oebt eat the limpets and baby rams horn snails. ive heard they like the extra protein so im guessing that is why they eat them and the crs dont. my propinqua also eat snails. im betting an assassin snail would eat limpets also