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Old 08-25-2011, 07:48 AM   #16
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Probably seed shrimp or copepods, nothing to worry about
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:37 AM   #17
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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.

Not leaving myself many options, huh?

Any ideas?

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:44 AM   #18
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i only see a SINGLE limpet in my 1 month old tank. Should I kill it? I feel bad for killing things..
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #19
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i love limpets wish i had them again its a personal thing weather to keep them or get rid of them
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:15 AM   #20
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i love limpets wish i had them again its a personal thing weather to keep them or get rid of them
I bet you didn't have a lot of them though.. they are all over the glass in my tank.

And when you keep rare and delicate miniature plants, the last thing you want to see are these little things all over the leaves
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:57 AM   #21
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they just eat algae kept my tank clean till my oebt ate them all lol
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #22
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stupid things, I just squish them with my finger. Sometimes I go on a limpet killing frenzy, an hour later there's just as many on the glass.
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lol, I welcome the little things. They seem to control themselves though, since I've seen a lot of empty limpet shells lately and only a few babies.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:50 AM   #24
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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.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:40 AM   #25
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Bump. Anybody else have any ideas?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #26
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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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #27
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they just eat algae kept my tank clean till my oebt ate them all lol
Almost sounds too good to be true. Would OEBT really eat them?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:05 AM   #28
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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.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:53 AM   #29
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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
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I'll try the OEBT's first. If that doesn't work I'll try the nerites or the assassins.
I will report back here with the results.
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