Re: Copper as snail killer
>Since copper is such a good snail eradicator, I was wondering
>whether anyone has experimented using diluted solutions of say
>CopperSafe as a plant dip, or even intoduced low levels of copper
>directly into the aquarium. I was thinking of trying the latter in
>my existing systems.
Introducing a snailicide into your aquarium may cause water quality
problems--imagine what several grams of rotting snail carcasses will
do to your ammonia levels. I am willing to bet your snail population
is bigger than you think, especially if you have Malaysian trumpet
I have one Botia striata in my 90 gallon, and he knocked my snail
population down in one week. They only get to about 4", and are a
very busy, well-behaved fish. I highly recommend them.
Mark Fisher in sunny, 76 degree Austin TX