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Getting rid of pest snails

I presently have a 20 gallon shrimp tank that has a ton of pest snail. I do not like them and want them gone. I have set up a ten gallon to transfer the shrimp to once it is cycled. Because I am going to redo the twenty's substrate. Some of the plants that I have in the twenty I want to move to the ten without the snails. And before anybody say's anything I very seldom feed the shrimp so the sails are not from overfeeding. There is a giant clump of java moss as well as a few other plants in it so the shrimp seem to be thriving on just that, I have shrimplets. So how do I get these snails off the plants before I move them.
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I would just move whatever plants you want to the new tank and then add 5 or so assasin snails. In no time you will be cleaning out empty snail shells and will probably build a nice colony of assasin snails. The difference is that the assasin snails are worth money.

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Getting rid of snails

The plants in question will be going in a tank with cherry shrimp so I do not want to have anything that might eat them. I was thinking there might be something I could dip them in to kill the snails.
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Assassin snails are your best bet.
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I want a snail problem just so i have reason to spend the money on assasin snails. the name alone is awesome. they should have theme music
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I got assasins for the same reason you are describing. They are carnivores but probably the slowest moving ones ever. They are good for cleaning up and they spend a lot of time under the substrate. Im just going by my experiences but i dont think they will be much of a threat. I really think you will like them.
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