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    Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

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    Alkomist

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    Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Alkomist on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:49 pm

    iv had my 110g up and ruuning since like Feb of last year!
    nothing new bas been put in since it was set up!
    the tank inhabitants are 5 adult green severums yellow lab and a tintanti slim buffalo head.

    i i was cleaning i inside of the glass with my mag-float and noticed lil "rocks" on the inside glass.
    i looked closer and noticed that they wer snails!!
    a whole mess of em! i have tiny spiral shelled snails all over my tank!
    keep in mind that nothing has been put in this tank since it was set up... were could they have come from?
    they literally popped out of nowere!!!!!

    any thoughts or ideas on were they came from or how they came to be??
    i hope theyre not MTS. those things are a pain! Question Question Question
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    H2O Nyck
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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:58 pm

    Get ya some assassin snails!!!! they will take care of them, wont kill them all but they will keep them in check. could have been some dormant eggs on plants or rocks. and its fun to watch the assassin snails eat the mts and other types.
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    Alkomist

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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Alkomist on Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:05 pm

    dorment for a year?
    i havent thrown anything in the tank at all!
    all my plants are plastic! i have rock in their that was from a creek but was nowere near the water! completely dry
    the driftwood i made my self and boiled it to stay at the bottom of the tank
    i dont see how anything would have lived through that.
    the sand is from home deopot!
    everything has been underwater for a year with nothing from another tank or lake or river added! WTF!!! lol
    were the heck they come from?
    they also look very clear! im guessing theyre still very young!
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    H2O Nyck
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    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:16 pm

    I got pond rocks from Home Depot and the bag was moist inside even after washing it I still had some snails pop up in the tank, that is who i recommend assassins, they breed very very slowly, and will handle the other snail population, and they are cool to look at. My bag of pond rock was in the tank for 6 months before i even notices a single snail.
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    Fern
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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:35 pm

    Snails just kinda show up sometimes..... I agree, get 3 assassin snails.
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    Alkomist

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    Post by Alkomist on Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:40 pm

    any one got assasin snails that canlive throu prioruty 2-3 day shipping? lol
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    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:22 pm

    One the weather settles down some I can sell you a few.
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    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:24 pm

    can order them online and they do survive shipping really well i ordered 6 and they all lived.
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    snookemz

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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by snookemz on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:23 pm

    anyone got a picture of an assassin snail? I'd love to see yours - I love snails.
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    Alkomist

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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Alkomist on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:41 pm

    basically you average snail with a knife who hunts quietly...easy to imagine
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    FishVixen
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    Post by FishVixen on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:57 pm

    clown loaches also will wipe out snails quickly.
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    Alkomist

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    Post by Alkomist on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:32 pm

    ^ good to know but CL's give me the creeps!! idk why
    but the way they look freaks me out! they look almost fake to me and when they move Blegh!!
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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:53 pm

    Here is one eating a Malaysian trumpet snail.



    They are quite pretty I think!
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    H2O Nyck
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    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:09 pm

    Yep they are awesome, Mine are a little darker but also smaller. may be that they are juvies.
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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by Fern on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:19 pm

    That one is near full sized. They dull out some when they get older.
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    dano

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    Re: Snails out of nowere???????? HELP!

    Post by dano on Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:16 am

    Zebra Loaches and Yoyo Loaches will eat snails, but big fish will eat the 2 to 4 inch loaches.

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