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    Malaysian Trumpet Snails

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    My aquarium in infested.

    Any advice peeps?


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    Play one and the others will run away.

    Take away their trumpets?

    there is a kind of fish that eats them, i just cant remember the name lol

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    OK GO BACK TO BED


    lol

    we had them... Started off with one... Thought nothing of it... Within a few weeks there was hundreds!! We got a new tank and had to empty the old one and ive got it now (Muahaa)

    theyre not dangerous.. i think they even have some beneficial behaviours for the fish..
    if you really dont want them, you could find a natural predator and introduce it.. i googled it - an assasin snail would do the trick

    Take them out/

    if your tank is big enough get a couple of clown loaches

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    I have two loaches but they are not getting down to it unfortunately

    I have a plec and he happily eats our snails

    Original Poster Banned

    I have a plec and he happily eats our snails



    really? never heard of that.

    No room for more fish though

    Aquarium salt.

    Original Poster Banned

    Currently I´m using a small net to sift the sand.

    You would not believe how many I´ve got so far.

    Thanks for the advice, I really don´t want to use chemicals

    sell them to the French :thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    sell them to the Frenc



    too small unfortunately

    hope you find some natural way of keeping them under control baby xxx

    Original Poster Banned

    I´m gonna sift them


    lol I have time

    Best thing to do is place a lettuce leaf in your tank before you goto bed.

    In the morning it will be covered in snails, just remove & bin.

    Repeat for several nights.

    Other alternatives are assassin snails (they eat the other snails through thier shells), or clown loaches.

    Depends on the size of your tank though, as you need to keep the clowns in groups (min of 6), and they can grow to 13".

    Got 6 in my 210L, but they are only a few 2-3" in size, and grow slowly

    Good Luck

    ps - stay away from the chemical snail treatments, they are not effective & can cause more harm than good !

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    Best thing to do is place a lettuce leaf in your tank before you goto bed.



    Yes I read that too

    but it didn´t work for me though

    How big is the tank ?

    Try other veg like cucumber sliced lengthways......

    Original Poster Banned

    How big is the tank ?Try other veg like cucumber sliced lengthways......



    they just dont seem interested in bait

    even tried a prawn one time

    Try a mackerel tail scented with lamprey oil.

    my aunt has a 40l tank, they came back from holiday to a snail infestation and she got rid by emptying the whole tank, thoroughly washing all the gravel and pouring boiling water through all the filters etc. They lay so many eggs you either have to have a fish that can just eat them all or you have to go drastic like that to get them gone.

    caz1cool;7061299

    pouring boiling water through all the filters etc.



    ...........killing both thier Nitrate & Nitrite eating bacteria in the process :roll:

    ChrisUK;7062536

    ...........killing both thier Nitrate & Nitrite eating bacteria in the … ...........killing both thier Nitrate & Nitrite eating bacteria in the process :roll:



    Yes, obviously you'd have to have the fish in a different set up till you could get everything back up in the other tank

    ChrisUk, should be HUKD's font of all fish related knowledge.

    I was going to suggest a freshwater pufferfish, but once he had munched his way through the snails, the OPS fish would be the next target.
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