Snails!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Disease' started by larrybob, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. larrybob

    larrybob Plankton

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    We started a 10gal freshwater tank about 6 weeks ago, we started with a Guppy and a Dwarf Gourami. We also bought one live plant from Meijer, and now our tank is filled with snails, who are multiplying rapidly.

    After a week we added another Dwarf Gourami, a Harlequin Rasbora, and another Guppy. All three of them, and our original Gourami died. :(

    Could this have anything to do with the snails? And is there any way to get rid of snails? We're thinking about buying a new tank and rocks, and starting overwithout the live plant, and the snails!!

    Thanks :)
     
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  3. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Too bad not a SW tank...if so, I could make a recommendation for you.

    I had nuisance snail problem...but my sixline wrasse cleaned it up for me...


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  4. larrybob

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    Yea, we are planning on starting a SW soon. We are just trying to find a good acrylic bow-front tank. We're thinking of going Red Sea Max, because of price.
     
  5. Otty

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    When I had FW I ran into the same thing with the snails. They can multiply pretty fast. Your LFS should have some. Had-A-Snail
     
  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get a clown loach. It will eat them right up.
     
  7. MDeth

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    Don't get a RSM...for the price you could get a nice Finnex tank :)
    Check out the Finnex M-Tank on the home page under Product Radar !

    MUCH better deal for the $. Built in fuge/light and a much better skimmer than the RSM
     
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  9. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Use some copper sulfate.. It will kill them.. Snail -X or some product with copper for freshwater ich will kill them. Now if you keep loaches be careful. But there where several meds made to kill/control snails in F/W tanks its just copper
     
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  10. larrybob

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    Thanks guys :) I will try the copper sulfate, and look into the Finnex M-Tank as well.
     
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  12. larrybob

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    As of right now we are saving for a 58 Gal Oceanic w/megaflow. Can I toss a penny In the tank to kill the snails?