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I used Joe's juice since I only had a few. Its for unwanted anemones in a reef tank and I already had it so I thought what the heck. It worked. I think it beats putting dog wormer in the tank.
 

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Yea, I've used Dog dewormer also. Works FAST!

Buy one with "Fenbendazole" that's what you need!

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I've used SafeGuard Dog De-wormer, be sure it's Fenbendazole. It worked great. I used it in my shrimp tank, and no effect on any of my shrimps including the babies.

I did 0.1 gram for 10 gallon. I got the med at Walmart in dog food section.

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The thing about the dewormer is that it harms nerites and possibly, other snails. If you have nerites in the tank, I would recommend you remove it first or else they'll all try to scramble to the top. Ones that don't eventually die.

I have nerites in all my tanks and I plan on keeping them in there for as long as that tank runs. Because of this, instead of using dog dewormer, I just throw in spixi snails into the tank. My hydra population disappears a week or two after spixi introduction.
 

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I dosed 2x excel in a badly infested hydra tank.
Immediate effect on the hydra - they shriveled up and after 3 days and most had turned white.

Dosed 2x once more and haven't seen hydra since.

GL. My shrimp are much happier without the hydras.
 

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The thing about the dewormer is that it harms nerites and possibly, other snails. If you have nerites in the tank, I would recommend you remove it first or else they'll all try to scramble to the top. Ones that don't eventually die.

I have nerites in all my tanks and I plan on keeping them in there for as long as that tank runs. Because of this, instead of using dog dewormer, I just throw in spixi snails into the tank. My hydra population disappears a week or two after spixi introduction.
Ill have to get some spixi snails seems to do the least harm. Anyone else have success with spixi?
 

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Ill have to get some spixi snails seems to do the least harm. Anyone else have success with spixi?
I got some spixi and they did rid of hydra in one of my tanks, the problem is that they are prolific breeders and they do eat some of my plants.

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Choose your spixi snail wisely. I use juvies, bb size to marble seems to work best for me. Their small size allows better mobility and are less destructive in my opinion. I remove anything bigger into a spixi production tank. This way, they can breed in a tank that I want them to breed in to produce more babies that I can use as hydra removers.

My shrimp tanks are mostly 20 gallon longs, no bigger than that. Tanks of this size will only need a few snails. I use about 2-4, depending on size. 4 if they're all bb pellet size, 2-3 if they're around marble sized.

Controlling your spixi breeding is simple, limit feeding. If you feed lightly, they WON'T breed for you. To encourage breeding, feed a lot. Like, two pellets a day or something like that (Depending on your population of course!). I only feed my shrimp tanks once every 2-3 days, sometimes every other day. All shrimp tanks include spixis, as well as nerites. Spixi eats my hydras and other random pests, nerites eat algae. Win-win!

I <3 inverts.
 

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@ Ebichua

What's your PH like in your shrimp tanks? have your snails experienced shell wear or discoloration? I wanted some zebra nerites and spixis in my tank but am scared that their shells will melt..

Also, does dewormer kill all the little crittters? i.e. seed shrimp, limpets, etc
 
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