Horrible Snail Problem
I got new plants in November, from an online store. They are still healthy and great, but I must not have cleaned them well enough because now all of a sudden I am seeing TONS of tiny snails. I’ve been picking them out when I see them, I started using a snail trap made of a Tupperware container with holes in it and food. So far the trap works ok, but there are still so many.
I have about 11 blue velvet shrimp, 2 of which are about to give birth. I know when the babies get born they will be small enough to get caught in the snail trap so I’ll have to take it out.
Is there any way to get rid of these suckers that doesn’t involve pulling everything up and starting over? Last time I redid my tank I lost someShrimp. And they are killer to catch in the first place.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated. I’ve had shrimp tanks for almost 3 years now and this is the first snail infestation I’ve ever had to deal with.