Discussion in 'General Off-Topic chat' started by Ladysphinx, Jun 5, 2017.
I don't want them all dead, just less in quantity.
I have got them out before breeding size mostly. So very few left
It seems that the wild birds in my garden do not eat snails.
Easiest way to reduce snails is to reduce the amount you feed, reason you have an overpopulation is due to overfeeding.
A sure way to remove all snails is to add copper to the tank, your plants, other invertebrates and some fish will not like that at all, slightly friendlier method is to use salt. If you kill snails this way they'll rot in the tank and at the levels you have will probably cause a serious ammonia spike.
The birds have probably never encountered a snail in their lives and don't recognize it as a food source
The amount of snails is not due to overfeeding, I got this tank from another guy with the snails.
They burrow into the substrate so they won't be visible during the day. Just don't use a snail killer. That is the fastes way to get an amonia spike going in your tank.
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In order to not use medicines, although will take some time (I have never had to test it) some people say and i have read in numeous other forums.. place lettuce leaves or maybe cabbage as its a bit harder and wont disintegrate so quick, in the tank during the night
Apparently early morning the leaves will be covered in snails which you remove and put in new leaves for the night
Its worth a try
They will soon start making a dent on the snail population, and it is completely natural.
All you have to do then is remove the empty shells if you don't want to leave them in the tank.
Ja, this works.
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