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Re: snails......

I normally keep a slice of cucumber (weighted
down by a piece of lead) in my tank for the
platies to nibble on. After it has been in the
tank for a day or two, I usually find it covered
with snails when I turn the lights on in the
morning. I scoop up the cucumber and snails with 
a net, throw the snails out and return the cucumber.


At 03:48 AM 12/21/98 -0500, you wrote:
>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>