Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #436
> Anyone know of a good way to wipe out a population of Malaysian
> Pinpoint or Livebearing Snails? I have a population of them in my
> plant/cory cat tank and they keep eating my cory cat eggs.
> Warwick_d at bls_gov
I had a skazillion of these when I was keeping Africans. When I changed the
tank over for South American acidophilies, the snails gradually disappeared.
I think the lower pH is what did the trick. I wouldn't like to use any
chemical to kill them off...the results are pretty predictable, but if they
kind of gradually dissolve, it should be no harm. Others have suggested
hanging a piece of wilted lettuce or a small bit of meat at the top of the
tank in the evening and harvesting the snails in the a.m. I don't know that
this will work with these substrate loving snails, but it might. Good luck
Mary Ellen Sweeney choiceaqua at earthlink_net
Choice Aquatic Products - Tel: 908-872-2830
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