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Snail problem

Badmans Tropical Fish Message Center: General message area: Snail problem


Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 06:24 pm
Hey guys, I have a 30 gallon, but my snail seemed to procreate. I have live plants and i didnt mind them at first, but as they get a little bigger (still the size of a pea), they are kinda hurtin the plants.
I have room in my tank for more fish, so is there ANY fish that enjoys snacking of little snails. I am starting to see even smaller ones too. I have 2 white skirts, 2 female swordtails, 2 tetras (dont know what kind since i got them before i really was interested in fish), 1 cory,2 ottos, and a blue gourami.
They all get along great! So is there any advice?



Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 07:29 pm
Loaches! THEY LOVE SNAILS plus they are cool fish! (2 in 1!) Try a clown loach or a kuhli loach. if you want iwill take some off your hands. we can do a shipment deal. Any thing you want? (money??) i really need snails for my indoor pond. (ive had 3 now for a month.They WONT breed. Odd...




Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 07:32 pm
You can Email me at if you want to ship some snails (or any one out there with too many snails!) I REALLY need them




Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 11:58 pm
I don't know that kuhli loaches eat snails. I've never observed it myself, but could be wrong.

Clown loaches work well, skunk loaches are about the best (but also very mean), and there are a few other types that I've had luck with such as lohachata loaches, Bengal Loaches, and I think tiger loaches. Remember, loaches are also called Botiaa on some occasion, as Botia is their correct scientific name.

As for your snails, Guineapig, I'd ask the people at you LFS the next time you stop by. We just give 'em away where I work, and most stores are more than happy to get rid of a few...dozen. Just make sure you get the small snails that come in on plants, and you'll have hundreds before too long.



Friday, March 15, 2002 - 01:39 pm
My lfs dosnt carry snails OR live plants...




Friday, March 15, 2002 - 01:41 pm
Those snails i got were from petcetera in regina... 3 hours away!




Friday, March 15, 2002 - 07:30 pm
A little off topic here, but I used to work with a contract programmer and her husband from Regina! I think her daughter still lives there. Wow can't believe your LFS doesn't have snails in there tanks. Last time I bought some oto the LFS tried to give me two free ones in the bottom of the bag with the gravel!



Friday, March 15, 2002 - 07:37 pm
Above and Beyond! Saskatchewan!
....sorry, just a tourism jingle from my youth



Friday, March 15, 2002 - 08:29 pm
Yep good old sask. Thats were i live. But i have a U.S.A mail box.



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