3 Gallon Tank: (Planted) SNAIL Infestation HELP !

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by supremejets, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. supremejetsNew MemberMember

    Initially I was housing dwarf puffers in this 3 gallon and continually stocked it with various snails every week. I currently have the tank stocked with nothing that eats these snails so they are on a rampage.

    In the tank:
    2x Bumble bee Goby
    1x Pigmy cory catfish
    1x Achirus Fasciatus flounder
    2x Cherry shrimp
    150x Trumpet Snails

    Live Plants:
    Red Tiger Lotus
    Moss Ball
    Duckweed

    Anubias Baerteri
    Bamboo
    Amazon sword

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    Last edited: Jul 5, 2014
  2. _Fried_Bettas_

    _Fried_Bettas_Well Known MemberMember

    Run away snail populations generally reflect overfeeding. Once you have them down to a reasonable number, more careful feeding will help keep them under control. But the simplest way to get rid of them is to leave a piece of vegetable in there at night and in the morning remove it with all the snails it will attract. Do this nightly and you will reduce the number to a manageable number. In the meantime, do more water changes than normal because that many snails will really pollute your water.
     
  3. LizanneNew MemberMember

    Also a 3 gallon is probably way too small for all those Fish and snails and shrimp. I would probably upgrade if you can.
     




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