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Old 03-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Any idea what this is?


Just found this in my sump. I assume it's eggs, but I have no idea what they are from. A couple pygmy rasboras ended up in my sump recently, and a few snails. Nothing else as far as I know. Any ideas?
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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pond snail eggs
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Oh wonderful :/

I just examined my tank thoroughly and found a few more groupings.

So, what fish are recommended to keep the snail population under control?
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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yoyo loaches or Assassin Snails.
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Before looking at adding fish to control your snail population, I would just manually remove as many snails/snail eggs that you find.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:11 AM   #6
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Unintentionally, I found that Peacock Gudgeons seem to like snail eggs. I haven't really done much since the original post to control the population of snails, but they haven't seemed to get out of control... yet.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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Assassin snails are amazing, they have cycles of hunting time and hiding, but when they hunt 5 assassins will clear out my 55g tank of pond and rams horns(50+) in one sitting , if they arent hungry they just kill them for 'fun'!
Assassin snails = $5, no pest snails = priceless!!
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