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over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:38 pm

can anyone advise any fish that i could put in my tank to get rid of my problemno matter how many times i kill the eggs and baby snails i cant get rid :(
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby julielawn » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:04 pm

I'm fairly new to tropical tank but after reading a lot about this problem I beleive a couple of Assasin Snails will dispose of all of the pest snails for you ? I have sand in my 64ltr tank and am thinking of getting a couple of Khuli Loach, not sure if these may help keep snails at bay too....
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby englishmx » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:53 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:can anyone advise any fish that i could put in my tank to get rid of my problemno matter how many times i kill the eggs and baby snails i cant get rid :(


Snails, I am sure we have spoke about that before :wink: Overfeeding I still consider the main cause, they need to eat and any food left lying around is theirs. When i've had wee outbreaks in the past, usually with new setups/plants etc. I remove the ones I can by hand and considerably cut down the feeding for a good few days.........not got a snail in the house :rofl: They are part of the 'eco system' mind, but I'm not a fan off them in my tanks

The tiny things on the glass I assume are seedshrimps, I've got them in one off my shrimp tanks at the mo and can't shift them, admittedly I am feeding at bit more and not cleaning/manually removing them as I would usualy as it's overun with new shrimplets so I don't want to interfere too much. The other tanks are clear. I have Googled and read around quite a bit and there seems to be nothing out there that you can dose to 'get rid'. Agreed they are unsightly but thankfully they are realtively harmless

In both instances, yes there are fish that will deal with it, but they inturn will also deal with any shrimplets :wink:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:17 pm

thanks alot guys :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:20 pm

at the min im feeding them every 4 days, how long would you cut down on feeding for?
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby englishmx » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:47 am

IndianoAnnie wrote:at the min im feeding them every 4 days, how long would you cut down on feeding for?


Try a tad longer or feed a lot less, assuming the tank is mature with either plants/moss/bogwood about there is plenty in there for the shrimps feed on :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:55 pm

okay mike thank you :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:06 pm

Havent fed the shrimp for a week and a half now but there are still signs of snails, but im scared to not feed the shrimp for any longer incase they starve :shock: any ideas on what to do now?
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby englishmx » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Not sure what else to suggest Annie, if it's been 1 and a half weeks, I would give your shrimps a small feed, if they don't quickly 'jump all over it', their not that hungry and doing fine :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:58 pm

Okay thanks I'll try that :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby englishmx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:55 pm

This is what I mean by 'quickly jump all over it' This is there weekly feed.....
(Apologies for the lousy photography skills)

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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby wilfy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:53 pm

buy assasin snails,2or 3 ,they solved my prob , :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby englishmx » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:38 pm

wilfy wrote:buy assasin snails,2or 3 ,they solved my prob , :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:


Wouldn't risk them in a Shrimp tank :wink:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby wilfy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:38 pm

i allso used a battery operated water siphon, with a cloth bag atechment, sucks up crap from gravel and deposits it in bag,,workes on snales to.few quid on ebay,handy gadget :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:52 pm

thanks for all your advice guys, so far absolutely nothing has worked, im at the end of my tether. Went to lfs yday and they offered a snail stap or they said i could make one. So obviously i went with that one as it was free, just stuck abit of potato in a bottle left it overnight, so far it has not worked. Im running out of things to do. The lfs said i could get a puffer or loaches or assassin snails but they will all eat shrimp and all the snail treatment will kill shrimp also so im stuck :(
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