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.
Good to be alive ... somedays youtube get's it soooooo right, ok they are few but still.
Funky minimal ..... aaaaahhhhhhh
Yes ... made it another week clapped !!!!!! Being using Silaz to get the blood going in the mornings.
Let's put it here
We appear to have a ray on the continent
If I may make a suggestion.....
Rather than lose something useful in a chit-chat thread, why don't you start a new thread on shark and ray biology in the oddball section.
I was going to do that latter was just tossing around some thoughts on what to do
But @Hendre beat me to it!!! I should have known he would be FAST!! Hahaha..
Very little known on these... Will contact someone on another forum
Interestingly these live almost exclusively on insect larvae
Contributing from your own knowledge......
there is a lot of info on the net about them
I didn't find it worth adding to my species list as they not popular as aquarium fish due to their dullness etc and they are also on the Red LIST as they endangered and not being bred in captivity so not readily available
The Niger stingray or smooth freshwater stingray, Dasyatis garouaensis, is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, native to rivers in Nigeria and Cameroon. Attaining a width of 40 cm (16 in), this species can be distinguished by its thin, almost circular pectoral fin disk, slightly projecting snout tip, and mostly smooth skin with small or absent dermal denticles. The Niger stingray feeds on aquatic insect larvae and is ovoviviparous. The long stinging spine on the tail of this ray can inflict a painful wound. It has been assessed as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as its numbers are declining in some areas and it faces heavy fishing pressure and habitat degradation
Not much that I know really
I couldn't see much, mostly scientific listing. Currently listed as vulnerable, possibly due to lower reproduction after a dam was built
That's my point
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