How to get rid of snail leeches!!!
To kill snail leeches do this:
∑ To test for snail leeches is simple ľ teaspoon shrimp pellets will bring them out
∑ First remove all plants.
∑ Dip plant in a 50% hydrogen peroxide solution to dislodge pests by flushing with water
∑ Save your plants in a bucket for 4 weeks
∑ Remove all creatures which will die from salt being added, Rams horn, Pond snails
∑ Snail leeches survive Clorox and all other solutions. I know I tried all suggested chemicals
∑ Bring the salt level part- per-Thousand to 3 ppt with softener salt for 1 week
∑ Lower it to 2 ppts for 2 weeks
∑ The last week, do the above test.
∑ If no leeches then change out with freshwater during this last week to 0 ppt salt.
How this works is the apparently the leeches ball up in a protective cocoon and starve to death.