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Old 11-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #16
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Second snail sounds like it could be a ramshorn. First is bladder/pond snail like others said.

Get rid of them ASAP unless you want a snail population explosion. Either manual removal, assassin snails or fish that will hunt them (loaches puffers etc) or make a trap. There are some good examples of snail traps kicking around here somewhere.

Or leave them in if you dont mind seeing them all over, which will happen unless they get dealt with when there's only a few.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #18
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What fish eats them?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:34 AM   #19
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Still wondering what fish will eat them?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:05 AM   #20
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I know puffers are probably the most common snail eaters and also certain types of loaches. In my tank, no snail has ever lasted more than a day or two with my school of zebra loaches.
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A couple dwarf puffers are your best bet. Loaches are hit or miss and all the other puffers are too aggressive.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:03 AM   #22
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They're just snails. No need for people to freak out. If the population gets too high, one assassin snail will take care of it without wiping out the whole bunch. Snails are good for the tank.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #23
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They're just snails. No need for people to freak out...Snails are good for the tank.
Ya, but they poop a lot. They are mulm factories.

Eh.... I probably have hundreds of them. The worst part honestly, is the shells they leave behind.
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I'm not even sure I can find a assassin snail around here. I don't think i can get a dwarf puffer with my fish.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #25
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Dwarf cichlids can eat snails and my snails were all over the tank before the corydoras went in and now are hiding. I caught a corydoras red handed with a snail in his mouth.

Plants grow, leaves die, snails and other herbivores eat the dead leaves, detritivores consume snail poop and make mulm, mulm feeds the plants. Circle of life.

Herbivore poop is large, carnivore poop small because of the amount of food the animal needs to eat to survive. Meats are much more nutrient dense than plants. Think how much material those snails are taking in to have that much waste, they must be doing a great job finding and eating debris in the tank.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #26
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dont worry about it other than not looking nice they are actually useful.
I have assassin snails like someone else suggested or if you have room you could get a Dojo Loach, or a small Clown Loach but with the Clown loach it will out grow your tank so you'll have to either get a bigger tank eventually or trade it in at your LFS but the Dojo would be fine just a little less common
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #27
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I'm not even sure I can find a assassin snail around here. I don't think i can get a dwarf puffer with my fish.

ask at your LFS most people have them
I bought mine at PETCO they are not listed on the tanks but if you ask them they will probably have them scattered throughout the tanks


This is what your looking for they are aprox $2-$3
or you can find them on Aquabid.com or Ebay but with shipping it will cost a little more
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