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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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MTS and Ramshorn outbreak

Im having a snail outbreak. Both MTS and Ramshorn. I was thinking about getting some Assassins but didn't want them to harm my Nerites. Are there any coaches that stay extremely small or any community fishes that would eat the unwanted snails?

Im open minded to any other possible options. Please help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2011, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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In tank now are 4 Otto, 7 rummy nose and 5 nerites
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Why not just offer them as a ROAK on our Swap page.

Then after you get the adults out, cut back on your feeding.

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Aqua-Escaping: How much are you feeding?

Your outbreak is occurring because of overfeeding.


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Assassins will be ok with your nerites.

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The Zuccini method to remove them will work, I have the little pest Ramshorn snails and I've been using tongs and tweezers with big decrease in snails, the first day I removed 30+, day 2 18 or so, and this morning just 6 or 7. I know I won't get them all like this but it works good enough and they are not real fast multipliers so there is no need to panic.

I got rid of Duckweed with my tweezers and it wasn't hard at all and only took a couple of days, then after a week a single piece appeared but it's not a big deal.

If you have any room for a small school of fish, the Dwarf Chain Loach are very good at snail removal for the first 3 or 4 years, they completely cleaned my tanks of MTS but at 6 years old the mostly eat sinking pellets now. Good luck with your snails.

I think I picked out another 40 today, I think I'm winning, I think I'm winning,


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