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Killing snails in the tank?

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I have those dreaded bladder snails that reproduce so fast. I would like to know if I smash/crush them in the tank, will that produce more baby snails in the tank?

Iím trying to kill the small ones before they get to reproducing age. Sometimes they are just too small to remove unless I stick hand into the tank. I use long tweezer to crush them instead.
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Problem with crushing them is that it leaves a lot of dead bodies decomposing in the tank, and hence a potential spike in ammonia that may harm your other livestock.

Maybe try leaving bait (lettuce leaves?) in the tank overnight and remove the leaves + attached snails in the morning?
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Most people have established tanks, but a freshwater pea puffer fish is supposed to eat them like crazy. Never had one, but darn cute. I'm sure there are other predators who eat them, even assassin snails.
Also the bait traps en7jos mentioned work, but may need to be diligent. Look online as to how to make them out of a plastic water bottle.
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cory cats will eat them

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Problem with crushing them is that it leaves a lot of dead bodies decomposing in the tank, and hence a potential spike in ammonia that may harm your other livestock.

Maybe try leaving bait (lettuce leaves?) in the tank overnight and remove the leaves + attached snails in the morning?
If you have Cory Cats, they will gladly eat the smashed snails.

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I had had some loaches (I can’t remember which type) for a while in mine and they must have ate almost all of them
Within a week!
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My angles used to snap them up as they fell crushed. In fact they would sit under my finger waiting for me to crush a snail


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Problem with crushing them is that it leaves a lot of dead bodies decomposing in the tank, and hence a potential spike in ammonia that may harm your other livestock.

Maybe try leaving bait (lettuce leaves?) in the tank overnight and remove the leaves + attached snails in the morning?
Bump: Clown loach, golden zebra, yoyo, zebra, and similar will eat them. zebra loaches are actually under-rated. They are a bit calmer than yoyo and a bit smaller. Only problem is they can be a bit shy at time so you might not see them for a while but given enough they will come out and play. If you do get yoyo or gold zebra; you have to cover every hole no matter how small as they love to jump. I've not observed my zebra loaches jumping.

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I had had some loaches (I can’t remember which type) for a while in mine and they must have ate almost all of them
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