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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Darn hitchhikers.... I need some advice on how to eliminate those nasty little pond snails that seem to infect all plants coming from *&^mart. I have managed to eliminate all live snails and squash almost all of the little white egs they leave around the aquarium but new ones allways seem to show up. Its only a 5 gallon with 6 neons, 1 cory and 1 Oto so adding a dwarf puffer would crowd it to much and I have a healthy population of MTS and a nerite snail so I do not want to use any snail killing chemicals. Does anyone have a different way to eliminate the little SOB's, if nothing else on monday I will probably tear down most of the tank, kill every egg and snail by hand and try it again, thanks all! I'll stop whining now :-)

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Your tank is kind of small for my suggestion, but I noticed a big difference with the addition of a small school of yo-yo loaches.... They eat those little pond snails like appetizers..


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put a piece of boiled lettuce in at lights out. Come back in a few hours and pick out the pond snails.
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