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Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:11 pm
RichfieldJoe Level 4 Member
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Please see the attached pictures.

I have A LOT of snails in my 90 gallon has been nice to help clean, but they are getting a little out of control.

In your opinions should I manage them by removal or adding a predator? I just did add some Australian yabbies, but they are 1-3" currently.

Let me know what you think!
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Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:49 pm
My2butterflies Level 2 Member
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Wow! That is a lot. I’d remove as many as possible with a net that has holes big enough to let the sand through, but small enough to keep most snails in.

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:42 pm
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My goldfish love them. But honestly they're great for the substrate. They really should only come out when the lights are out, so they shouldn't be much of a pest. If you have more than you'd like, you'll need to get some out or get something that will hunt them down. You can place some zuchinni in there inside a bottle or container, then remove them. When you've done that enough, you have to control your feeding. Their population is directly related to how much food is leftover.

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:43 pm
RichfieldJoe Level 4 Member
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Does anyone have a use for them? I hate to just toss them and kill them.

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:59 pm
My2butterflies Level 2 Member
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If you’re on Facebook you can post them there and see if there is any interest. I’m not sure if stores would want them. I have lots of snails myself, so I don’t need more. Haha.


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