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Re: Snail armageddon!! :-O

At 07:04 AM 6/1/2003 -0400, Jason wrote:
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 18:07:36 -0700
From: Jason <beatsfrombeyond at mac_com>
Subject: Snail armageddon!!  :-O

What started with 7 small ramshorn snails has now turned into about 70+
ramshorn snails.  And of course they are growing exponentially in numbers as
we speak... So...  What are my options?  I know a certain number of snails
are beneficial with eating debris/algae what not (@ 1st they really cleaned
up my tank!), but now they are eating all the pellet food my fish usually
eat, and my tank definitely has become over run with them.  So I'd like to
keep some (not sure how many - I have a 55 gal tall), but control the
Over and out.... ... .. . .


In my experience numbers of snails depends a lot on amount of food available to them. Try to feed less.
If you need to lower their numbers quickly, drop in slice of zucchini or some algae waffle, they love it. When they are all over it, just scoop them out. After several days you should see a difference.
Search the archives, I'm sure there is a lot on the subject.