Snail Identification

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Snail Identification

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Need Help identifying this snail - possibly a ramshorn ?
Had a few of them in the tank recently, not quite sure how they got their!

Looking to get rid of them - what’s the best ways to deal with them ?
Not a big fan of using chemicals - would prefer more natural ways if possible.





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Re: Snail Identification

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Yes, ramshorn snail.

Assassin snails are good or, if you have the space, fish like clown loaches. Apart from that, trapping and collecting.

Or selling them on as people do want them as part of the clean-up crew or for puffer fish food...

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What trapping methods would you use?

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I don't :D

One method I've read is weighing down a salad leaf or slice of cucumber, wait til they're on it, then collect. Obviously depends a bit on how keen your fish are on such food.
Alternatively (again, depending on your fish) use a small plastic bottle with just a small opening, have some tasty food in there and just let the snails crawl inside, then lift out. This may just take some repeats until you catch all snails, even those that may just be eggs somewhere and still need to hatch.

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I take them out as I spot them. Just don’t crush them in the tank, otherwise they release their eggs in the tank!
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