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Re:Asian Trumpet Snails

Hi Thom.

The easiest thing to do is to wait until early morning.  Scoop them out
then, jsut before the lights come on.  You'll find them, mostly, up on the
top.  Unfortunately, most controles are going to wope out the whole
population, sooner or later.


> ------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 18:58:55 -0400
> From: "Thomas Zaccone" <tomjean at worldnet_att.net>
> Subject: Asian Trumpet Snails
> HELP!!
> I have a 90 gallon tank with a beautiful growth of Echinodorus on the
> bottom.  Some time ago I noticed Malaysian Trumpet Snails had made an
> appearance.   I read that they are good for circulation in the substrate
> eat algae, so I didn't pay attention to them.. Now it appears that things
> are getting out of hand.  Jsut before the lights go out, An ARMY of
> Malaysian trumpet snails start to crawl up the sides of the tank, and all
> over the plants.
>  I have been trying to pick them out by hand, but its no use.  Is ther any
> way to keep their numbers to an acceptable minimum?
> Thanks in advance.
> Tom Zaccone