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Snails sollution

Anyone out there come up with a good way to eradicate snails?i can't kill them because of the shrimp,so that idea is out.i've tried to bate,but plecos eat the lettuce.these are the small red ones;the live bearing,(i call them horn of pleanty snails)and common pond snails.if only a person could bate them onto a piece of glass or plastic that can be lifted out the tank would suffice.ANY IDEAS? regards,cornhusker
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How about putting cucumber / lettuce / other bait in a 20oz bottle? Are your pleco's too big to fit in there, by chance?
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ya i have MTS and pond snails in my shrimp tank that are starting to multiply out of control....the MTS are really cool looking tan ones with spots but I have to many and they are next to impossible to kill.
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What I did was put some bait into a yogurt container with a small hole in the lid. Weigh it down with a rock and water inside the cup and put it on the bottom of the tank with the hole near the substrate. Make sure the hole is big enough for the snail but small enough so that fish can't get in (your shrimp may get in though). In the morning you remove the cup and there should be a bunch of snails in it (since you have shrimp check for and remove any shrimp). I kill the snails by putting them in a very high concentration salt solution! Bye, Bye sails!

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or you can crush them and feed them to your fish
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I did this:

Use a piece of fishing line and tie it to a slice of zuchhini or cucumber. Let the bait sit on the substrate for a bit and pull it out along with the snails. After two pieces my pleco completely ignored the cucumber. I pulled out over 100 snails this way in a few hours of work. Another plus is you don't get your hands and arms wet.
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Clown Loaches = no more snails!!
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my clown loaches don't seem to eat the MTS
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i have also tried the dwarf indian puffers but they can sometimes be menancing.
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my clown loaches don't seem to eat the MTS
I dont anything about snails cept they erradicated all of them in my tank. They might not now,they have been chowing on veggie rounds, bloodworms, an color bits for a lil while now.
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I find the best way to control snails is to crush them. If you can 2-3 times a day crush any you can see. For snails you cannot crush such as MTS, simply pick them out by hand or with tweezers. After a few weeks, I had very few snails left.

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