Hitchhiking snail a pest?

bobblehead27

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I just tried this method but with spinach (we don't eat lettuce so didn't feel like buying it just for this) but it didn't work, so I guess I'm going to have to buy the lettuce
 

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I just tried this method but with spinach (we don't eat lettuce so didn't feel like buying it just for this) but it didn't work, so I guess I'm going to have to buy the lettuce
Just curious how long you left the veg in the tank? Did you leave it overnight or just a few hours??? Coz as you know, snails arent the fastest critters after all lol...
 

bobblehead27

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Just curious how long you left the veg in the tank? Did you leave it overnight or just a few hours??? Coz as you know, snails arent the fastest critters after all lol...
Lol yeah I know. I left it overnight. It got all translucent and almost mushy before I pulled it. I didn't even see my otos go for it. Which surprised me a lot. I figured even if it didn't work, at least the otos would have food
 
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Lol yeah I know. I left it overnight. It got all translucent and almost mushy before I pulled it. I didn't even see my otos go for it. Which surprised me a lot. I figured even if it didn't work, at least the otos would have food
Im surprised... maybe they really dont like spinach then...
 

bobblehead27

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Is this a baby ramshorn snail up against the glass? I haven't added anything to the tank since the last post, so idk how this got in there. I think I saw a baby MTS as well the other day. Like I said before as long as their numbers don't get crazy, I don't really mind them, unless they start eating my plants.

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I wouldn’t try to get rid of them. Snails a beneficial in a planted aquarium and will only populate to the amount of food made available. They will boom and then bust and level out to a steady population.
 

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If you did see a mts then ready yourself for war, unless you can eradicate them early on it will be a battle to get rid of them because they breed so much and so fast. The only way I was able to was by fasting my tank for 4 days straight, feed 3 days, then repeat until they’re all dead.
 
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