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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #722

First thing you want to identify the snails and you know
whether they'd eat plants or not. Here is a few I know:

ramshorn snails: less than 1". Scavengers. Algae eaters.
Brownish and reddish. Spiral shell kind of flat.

Malaysian Trumpet Snails(MTS): less than 1". Scavengers and
algae eaters. Various colors. Cone-shaped shell.

Big clown loaches love eating snails. A piece of zucchini will
attract snails and remove it the next day.



> Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 17:42:13 EST
> From: RPLINGALTX at aol_com
> Subject: snails......
> how does one eradicate snails from a tank that has been set
up for about 6
> months and is doing very well?  i am afraid to upset the
balance of the tank
> and the snails dont seem to be doing any real damage to the
plants yet, but
> there are just so many of them!   aarrgghh! help!  someone
said once that
> putting copper filings in the tank might help, but i dont
want to poison the
> fish or plants.  right now the tank has about 250 various and
sundry tetras in
> it.  any suggestions?  robert 
> p.s. so you dont think i am overcrowding fish the tank is a
200 gallon one.
> you can hardly see the fish for all the plants anyway!! <G>

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