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PostSubject: Snail problem   Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:24 pm

I have a 50 litre tank that I am keeping my bristlie youngsters in but I have a snail problem.
I bought 2 small loaches and put them in there to cure the problem but they seem to be bullying the bristlies at feeding time so thinking of taking them out..
what can I do about the snails though??
Dont really like the idea of putting chemicals in there (hence the loaches)
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PostSubject: Snails, Snails, and then more snails in your Aquarium...   Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:18 pm

tilkifox wrote:
I have a 50 litre tank that I am keeping my bristlie youngsters in but I have a snail problem.
I bought 2 small loaches and put them in there to cure the problem but they seem to be bullying the bristlies at feeding time so thinking of taking them out..
what can I do about the snails though??
Dont really like the idea of putting chemicals in there (hence the loaches)

Snail's........... well loaches work some times, as do chemicals.....

I prefer to do it the old fashioned way.....

I like my apple snail's but any others I always remove by hand when doing my water change.

Yes it can be awkward and a tedious job, but slowly and eventually you should be able to get the top side of it....
You could save some water from your water changes and rinse through any plants / leaves, but this means removing the flora from the tank Sad
Then placing back in the substrate after you have rinsed them in the old water.

This topic is covered alot on the site, and here is a link of a little something previously posted...

http://www.bristlenoseworld.com/bristlenose-talk-f5/how-can-i-get-rid-of-snails-t768.htm?highlight=snails


good luck...

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PostSubject: Re: Snail problem   Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:38 pm

Use some of this stuff Smile

http://www.blue-tiger-shrimp.com/blog/no-planaria/

I used it to get rid of my trumpet snails and it was amazing. I, too, am not a fan of chemicals but this is simply amazing and it totally safe Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Snail problem   Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:24 am

Sounds great Doug.
Ive done several searches but cant seem to find it anywhere... Do you know where I could get any or the same thing by a different name???
I have taken one of the loaches out so now there is only one in there. Im hoping this will calm him down a bit at feeding time... But I read somewhere that you shouldnt keep loaches with bristlies that might breed as they will eat their eggs... My babies are far from breeding lol but would be devastated if this happened in the future...
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PostSubject: Re: Snail problem   Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:43 am

It can be a bit hard to find but keep at it. I got mine from a local fish shop.

Yeah, loaches are egg hunters, they are good at it too, best not to tempt them

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