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Bye Bye PEST SNAILS!!!

Postby snailstreaks on Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:16 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: AHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

They are G O N E !!!! I stripped down the 5g... pulled the frogs and shrimp out ( they are in a lil critter keeper at the moment... and boy are they mad!).... then I bleach bombed the tank.

I scrubbed like mad.... every inch of everything (they were in the filter... baby pest snails in the lil holes of the suction cups for the heater.. everywhere.)

Rinsed and scrubbed... then dechlored... then rinsed.... put in new gravel.. a new filter... borrowed 2 baby swords from another tank...

There were HUNDREDS... now N O N E !!!!!!

I admit it..... I did it... and I am HAPPY!!!!!
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Postby DMDye on Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:30 pm

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be doing that same thing between today and tomorrow.

How much bleach did you use?

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Postby Black oranda on Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:30 am

:( Hmmm i have pest snails i actually keep them as pets there super cute and mine are rather large about 1.5 inches.
There called " Trumpet snails" and also called pest snails i guess...
I keep some in my 15 gallon tropical tank so they could "turn" over the sand and these guys don't eat plants and do a great job in cleaning...
Mine breed but some of them get eaten by the guppies and other fish.
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Postby PtDnsr on Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:57 am

Black oranda wrote::( Hmmm i have pest snails i actually keep them as pets there super cute and mine are rather large about 1.5 inches.
There called " Trumpet snails" and also called pest snails i guess...
I keep some in my 15 gallon tropical tank so they could "turn" over the sand and these guys don't eat plants and do a great job in cleaning...
Mine breed but some of them get eaten by the guppies and other fish.


If I remember right (correct me if I'm wrong) they're probably refering to planorbids or physids...the little ones that come on plants with no operculums. Reproduce like mad and you can't get rid of them. I know many people on the boards have Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS) in with their apple snails, myself included. I got mine from sandiegofishes (aka Barb)...they sure are purty :D I guess some people do consider them pests but I don't.

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Postby Black oranda on Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:03 am

Oh okay sorry :oops: I wasn;t sure because i remember someone telling me they reffer to the "trumpet snails" as pests too... i wasn't sure.
Mine are a purple color kinda....
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Postby PtDnsr on Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:09 am

Black oranda wrote:Oh okay sorry :oops: I wasn;t sure because i remember someone telling me they reffer to the "trumpet snails" as pests too... i wasn't sure.
Mine are a purple color kinda....


Don't worry about it...nothing to be sorry about. I do believe many people refer to them as pests as well but I like them. They're cute - especially the babies.

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Postby snailstreaks on Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:10 am

Yeah ... these are physa acuta... here is what happens to a tank really fast
(keep in mind I had hand picked out HUNDREDS every week.... this is after I skimmed the water with a net several times... each time getting roughly around 100 snails )
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At this point they stop looking so cute.
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Postby Rog on Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:12 am

I can see a clown loach licking his chops now!!!!! LOL Shannon
No really hon, that isn't another box of snails. REALLY LOL
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Postby Cacophany on Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:32 am

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Postby Black oranda on Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:22 am

WOW! :o Okay i understand now my trumpet snails don't breed that much!
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Postby Della on Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:37 am

OH...squish squish squish squish...that's my method! :iambetter:
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Postby Black oranda on Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:47 pm

All i could say is that my goldies would have fun eating... :o
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Postby Purrrity on Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:43 pm

snailstreaks wrote:Yeah ... these are physa acuta... here is what happens to a tank really fast
(keep in mind I had hand picked out HUNDREDS every week.... this is after I skimmed the water with a net several times... each time getting roughly around 100 snails ) At this point they stop looking so cute.


Now these aren't MTS, am I correct? I can't see the back of the snails but they sorta look like mine. My pest snails are football shaped and are white when adults. After reading about them hurting applesnails they bother me even more. Those on your tanks look like adults.

Really cute frog!

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Postby snailstreaks on Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:29 am

Turban shaped= physa acuta. They are thin shelled. Shell erosion turns them white... otherwise they have a kind of mottled black and bronze color.

Malaysian Trumpet Snails are totally different. Personally I think MTS are too pretty to be considered a pest snail.

The adults are easy to spot.... but if you see those teeny tiny specks.... physa babies. There were thousands of them. :err: They like to wander through the gravel. That is why so many survive.

Hee hee... the frog's name is Ribbit. There is another one in the same tank.... Hoppy. They are my daughter's pets.
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Postby Purrrity on Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:20 pm

snailstreaks wrote:Turban shaped= physa acuta. They are thin shelled. Shell erosion turns them white... otherwise they have a kind of mottled black and bronze color.

Malaysian Trumpet Snails are totally different. Personally I think MTS are too pretty to be considered a pest snail.

The adults are easy to spot.... but if you see those teeny tiny specks.... physa babies. There were thousands of them. :err: They like to wander through the gravel. That is why so many survive.

Hee hee... the frog's name is Ribbit. There is another one in the same tank.... Hoppy. They are my daughter's pets.


Eek! Shell Erosion.... I do have pH problems in that tank and it would be 5 if I didn't put baking soda in it. I have read everything and don't know why my pH falls.

My newer tank has an aragonite substrate and stays at 7.5. I do have MTS babies and adults in both tanks. I don't consider them pests at all.

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