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Tank Snails!!!! Arggg!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Attack Chicken, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    How do you get rid of these little pesky creatures? They are ALL over my fish tank which is a 10 gallon. I mean their everywhere!
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Harvest them and dump them in the garbage. Do not flush them in the toliet.

    I got plenty of those too, it is the plants they came out of.
     
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Why not flush? do they start migrating out? That is a creepy thought. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Are they the stupid mystery snails or some other kind?

    You may be able to sell them if they are mystery snails.

    It is important to rinse your new plants when you get them.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    From what I heard, you can stop up your toliet or sewer lines.....with the bleach and chemicals, I just dont see that happening LOL! So I play it safe.

    I got all kinds of those little bitty snails, they are a pest but I gather as many as I can, leaving a pair or trio in a 55 gal tank. Takes a good four months for them to multiply but they do like to eat the algae off the walls.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    We did rinse them well, still have them.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    OR you can feed them to your chickens as a treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'm going to clean the tank today. Should i leave the rocks in hotwater to kill them? There the little bitty snails not the mysterys I love those kind. These little buggers have eaten all but 1 type of plant in there I think it's a type or sword plant.
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    HOT water will kill them, kill them goooooood!

    I remember one of the pet store employees said there is a fish you can buy that would EAT those snails. I forgot what they were.
     

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