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PostSubject: snails snails snails   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:14 am

I made the mistake of allowing snails in the tank, my tank is overun by malaysian trumpets and ramshorns.

Will they attack the bristlenose eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:04 am

Snails won't attack the eggs, they are harmless. Only problem with the snails is they populate quite quickly and if not kept to a minimum do add to the overall bio load on the filters. So eggs are safe but don't let the snails get out of hand Smile

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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:09 am

Cheers,

Every few weeks I cull as many as i can luring them with some overnight cuey or zuccini.

Wish I never allowed them in,

Live and learn.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:44 am

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use it, it will kill them all Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:48 pm

I have used assassin snails and had success. Bought two of them, and they got rid of all the other snails in my tank. Now I just have 2 assassin snails left, I kind of like having a snail or 2 in the tank though.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:33 pm

An abundance of snails can be an indicator that you are overfeeding and they are feeding on uneaten food. As well as the previous suggestions you could try reducing the amount of food.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:32 am

assasin snails not available in australia,

will check out no planaria

Thanks Doug

Definately on the heavy side at feeding time,

But so is my vigilance on my parameters

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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:31 pm

I use clown loaches to control my ramshorn snails. They eat the small snails and leave the adults alone. I'm not sure whether the clown loaches will be a problem with breeding Ancistrus. I have been told by many people that they should not be a problem, as they are very peaceful, but they do love hiding in caves. I think a vigilant male bristlenose will have no trouble keeping them away. I'm just starting to breed pleco's so I will report back when I know for sure. Clown loaches also require a large tank when they get larger so you should plan on a large tank for the future or find a new home for them in a few years.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:10 am

The tank is a 400 litre and I like clown loaches but I have a decent colony of crystal red shrimp and cherries in there as well. My primary use of the tank is my CRS and my cherries.

The only fish I trust to have in there are the bn and a few small corys.

Dont think loaches are an option.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:02 am

I also have a huge amount of snails in my tank Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

If only BN's ate snails
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:18 pm

Found no planaria on ebay

Delivered from Israel for us$16.00
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PostSubject: try assassin snails   Fri May 04, 2012 7:54 am

I have the same problem with snails. So i went out and bought 3 assassin snails. The assassin snails work great. They eat all the other snails in the tank. I noticed that the snail population is going down in all my tanks thanks to these guys. I also have cherry shrimp in my one tank and the assassin snails do not bother them at all.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri May 04, 2012 10:53 am

Ive got on every site and for sale forum and no joy on Assasins in Oz,

Glad to hear they are working for you, til the no planaria comes will continue netting them handfull at a time.

Have dented the population recently, I have spotted some ss baby crystals in the main tank.

Will be testing the no planaria on a smaller tank which has cherry shrimp and a few white clouds just for piece of mind first.

But what Doug normally suggests is a safe bet
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri May 04, 2012 4:57 pm

Surley someone in OZ has some assassins!!! I get mine from an importer in Singapore and you are closer to that location than me. Check out your fish importers, someone must be able to get them!!
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri May 04, 2012 7:32 pm

ziggee wrote:
Surley someone in OZ has some assassins!!! I get mine from an importer in Singapore and you are closer to that location than me. Check out your fish importers, someone must be able to get them!!

I would imagine that the strict import laws in Australia means they are not available there.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Fri May 04, 2012 10:35 pm

sss crystals retail for about $250 here

Some breeders let them go for $150

I got in touch with customs to bring some over from Asia and got a stern NO,

The snails have no chance,

In Australia our Northern waters have recently had a boom of snakehead which was previously unheard of here. Any species that has the potential to harm natives has no hope especially now.

Given what the snakeheads are doing to our natives, as much as I would love the assasins in my tank I think its a good call by customs.
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PostSubject: Re: snails snails snails   Sun May 13, 2012 5:39 am

i had the same issue with snails, i tried a clown loach he worked alright but grew to big so gave him away to a friend, using a jar with a hole in the lid big enough for the snails to get in with a algae disc as bait worked the best. doesnt remove them all but put a big dent into their population in my tank. hope that helps a bit
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