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Re: Maylaysian live bearing snails!
Is this a native fish tank or do you have any ideas as to the fish you want
in it? From experience loaches are death on fins as far as snails are
concerned. Clown loaches love to hunt these babies down and scarf them up.
Other species of loaches do equally well, the bigger the more voracious in
consuming your hard shelled intruders.
>>Does anyone know a way to get rid of Malaysian live bearing snails? I
>>have a 90 gal with sand substrate and a Fluval filter. I had a
>>persistent bacterial infection in the tank and decided to sterilize it.
>>So I added 1/2 gallon of bleach, which I thought would clear anything
>>It didn't even bother the snails. 4 days after treatment they were back.
>>I am currently trying super dosing Aquarisol (copper based treatment).
>>The snails are still making tracks.
>>I'd really rather not get rid of the sand because it took a very long
>>time to clean it. I have been sifting it to ensure penetration of the
>>I have been sieving them out, but it won't get rid of them properly, and
>>I'm worried they may be carrying the infection.
>>Richmond Hill, Ontario
>If bleach won't kill them, try removing the sand and baking it for a while,
>that pretty much kills anything. While the sand is cooking, clean the tank
>and let it dry for a few days. I don't know about the Malaysian snales,
>the little buggers I have can't handle drying out.
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