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Snails :*(

It seems like the snails are taking over... I have had assassins (10) for about a month now, but they don't seem to be making even the smallest dent... what do I do?
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Yank em by hand.
Then put them in a bucket and dose them with snail killer
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Yank em by hand.
Then put them in a bucket and dose them with snail killer
Yank them by hand and then simply crush them, rather than using chemical agents.

A lot of folks will simply crush them on the glass and let the fish or shrimp in the tank go to town on the corpses.

Those assassins will eventually take over - I've seen it first hand. No results, no results, no results and then suddenly hey...where are my snails!?

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How long have the assassins been in?

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Give them away to people on here who have things like dwarf puffers to feed. That's what I do!

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ROAK them or yank them and glue tiny army figures on their shells to ride around your tank as your Snail Army!!

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ROAK them or yank them and glue tiny army figures on their shells to ride around your tank as your Snail Army!!
lol, love it.

you could also get a loach or a botia. either of these will chow down on snails and they are cool to watch.
ps- has to be an asian species, not sure if khulis will eat snails.
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It seems like the snails are taking over... I have had assassins (10) for about a month now, but they don't seem to be making even the smallest dent... what do I do?
Give them time to work. Assassin snails take a bit of time to get started. 1 assassin will eat a snail every 2 or 3 days, but then the breeding starts. I just counted over 200 eggs in my 55 gallon. I started out with 6 assassin snails about a year ago maybe a bit more. I was up to over 140 at one point. Just give them time and they'll do the job.

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Give them time to work. Assassin snails take a bit of time to get started. 1 assassin will eat a snail every 2 or 3 days, but then the breeding starts. I just counted over 200 eggs in my 55 gallon. I started out with 6 assassin snails about a year ago maybe a bit more. I was up to over 140 at one point. Just give them time and they'll do the job.
I can confirm. Slow but steady wins the race.
When I started with assassins I was also upset that they are lazy and for couple of months nothing has changed. Now, about 9 months later I don't even know how pest snail looks like
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Make a trap out of a small water bottle. Cut it in half, invert the lid and stick some food in there. Empty daily.
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You should have a rule where every day you take out at least 15 snails when you look at the tank. Within two weeks you'll really cut back on the population. It's not hard to take out 15 snails a day and chuck them (takes 3 minutes at most).
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