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Are you sure it was BGA? From what I read no snails eat BGA.

I ask cause I was looking for a BGA solution and ended up using erythromycin. Would have preferred not to use drugs if snails work.
 

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snails do not eat BGA to my knowledge, nothing does.
Don't know what to tell you. That is wrong.

Are you sure it was BGA? From what I read no snails eat BGA.

I ask cause I was looking for a BGA solution and ended up using erythromycin. Would have preferred not to use drugs if snails work.
Yes I am sure. I added them to this tank so they would breed and I was surprised when they immediately attacked the BGA, contrary to what I have read.
 

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Nice to see another 8" cube! Any other shots of the tank and this 'BGA' ?
I will take some FTS when I feel like removing the filter and taking some decent photos.

Here is a shot of the 'BGA'



I tried manual removal every week for about 4 weeks, increasing nitrates/flow, and reducing my photoperiod. I was about to give up and dose anti-biotics but I can't even find an instance of the bga now.
 

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I just did the api e.m. erythromycin treatment on my 40B. Half the dose one day (one packet in the am and one in the pm) and then the next day I did half the dose on the same schedule as day 1 treatment. BGA is nowhere to be found and all my livestock are alive and well. I even have berried RCS.
 

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I guess it's a case of "you milage may vary". The snails take a lil longer, but don't disturb anything. I only get BGA in new tanks though, so I don't have shrimp in them to begin with.
 
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