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Old 10-08-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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Help snails are taking over my aquarium!
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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We used a copper medication called Cupermine. Make sure when you buy fish that you check the store's tanks to see if they have snails that aren't supposed to be there. You don't want to bring home any more of the pests!
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Help snails are taking over my aquarium!
yeah but i like him slow non agressive graceful.
not like me
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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There are some types of fish that love snails, I want to say loaches? You just have to make sure they would fit in a tank your size when full grown (and I think you need at least a pair of them.)

Copper affects other invertebrates too, like shrimp, so if you ever plan to have any, you may not want to add copper to the tank, because residual medication may prevent you from having them.

There are some decent fish forums out there you can find out more, including less toxic solutions and more natural ones. (Once you put something in the tank, it becomes 1,000 times harder to try to take it out!)
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Make sure you wash any live aquarium plants you buy. Very often the way they get introduced to begin with is in this manner. Washed them off good with cold running water. Those things breed like crazy and can take over a tank in no time at all.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
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Oh yes we had that problem big time when we bought live plants from the pet stores and put them in our tank. We couldnt even see them until one day we saw two, then there were ten, then there were thirty. Its not fun! Good luck!
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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Thank you I picked up my Loach yesterday and we will see how he does with the snails. Like Wi girl said yo see 2 then 10 then 30 it isn't a lie either.

Thank you all will let you know how the loach does he is a zebra loach very pretty ancient looking fish compliments our dino eel very well.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:42 AM
 
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Give a couple to Gizmo980, I think his snail needs some friends.
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