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Making WAR against Malaysian Trumpet Snails

I realise that it is my fault for letting this get out of control. Last night it was like " THE INVASION OF THE SNAILS". There must have been thousands sliming their way up the glass. I'm suprized that they didn't pull the fish down and devour them alive.

I spent 2 hours last night manualy removing snails. From the surface, from the glass and from the bottom. Then again again today any snail the get within reach get pulled.

I think I'm winning.
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you think that...just wait til the lights go off.

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You could od with co2 to kill them. You could also make your water super soft to kill them. Just my 2 cents. Good luck
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Last night I had about 1/2 inch layer in a gallon Icecream bucket. I figure about 3 cups.
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you think that...just wait til the lights go off.
Very true.....lol. Ramshorns in my tank always come out of the woodwork at night for some reason. I had to turn the lights on last night there must have been 10 on the glass alone in a 10g with at least 20 more crawling around. Surprised me because I thought I only had like 3-4 in the tank.....lol. Goes to
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solution=the mighty botia morleti(skunk loach)3.00$well spent.good luck
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I realise that it is my fault for letting this get out of control. Last night it was like " THE INVASION OF THE SNAILS". There must have been thousands sliming their way up the glass. I'm suprized that they didn't pull the fish down and devour them alive.

I spent 2 hours last night manualy removing snails. From the surface, from the glass and from the bottom. Then again again today any snail the get within reach get pulled.

I think I'm winning.

I know they don't look the best crawling over the glass at night, but why do you want to get rid of them? They keep the substrate moving and eat left over food and algae.
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The best solution is probably to avoid overfeeding. The population controls itself if there isn't much for them to eat.
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I know they don't look the best crawling over the glass at night, but why do you want to get rid of them? They keep the substrate moving and eat left over food and algae.
If I had a 1/2 inch layer in an icecream bucket after scooping out, sounds like he's got an infestation which really wrecks havoc on the beauty of a tank as all you see is snails =_=
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Significantly drop your feeding levels. Snails boom with overfeeding. Get a large piece of boiled zucchini or lettuce, tie a string around it, and leave it in your tank. In the morning before the lights go on, pull it out. It'll be covered with snails.
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Im worried now....I just had got a bout 3 MTS and now there are many more. I might have to try that cucmber thing. Dont they give oxygen to the roots or something?


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They aerate the substrate to prevent anaerobic pockets. But I think they're ugly if in excess.
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I was actually thinking about getting some MTS for a 10 gal tank in my classroom, because I've got a pretty fine sand substrate that I'm worried about. Should I think again? Plus it kills me to pay for something that is an infestation in others' tanks. How big do these snails get?

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