Bladder snails in shrimp tank

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Fish Department worker at LCF
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Seachem Prime conditioner.
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More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
55 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Jack Dempsey, Salvini, Green Terror, Green Phantom Pleco
Aquarium Start Date
February 2019
Ammonia
0 ppm
Nitrite
0 ppm
Nitrate
10 ppm
Temperature
78F
pH
8
Lighting
Fulval Sky
Aquarium #2 Size
7.5
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Red Cherry Shrimp, Neon Tetras, Jave Fern, Anubia nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii, moss ball
Tank #2 Start Date
March 4, 2021
Tank #2 pH
8.0
Tank #2 Filter Type
Aqueon 10 quietflow
hey all, I recently bought java moss and I come to find bladder snails in my tank now. I kinda like the look of a few but I don't want an infestation. Will I end up with hundreds no matter what or will the shrimp keep them in check. I would rather get rid of the few I have now if it will end in an infestation but if the shrimp will eat the eggs or keep them in check somehow then I'm willing to keep them. It's only a 7.5-gallon tank and I don't want to mess up the bioload with a snail infestation.
 
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I feed my shrimp 1/4 of a cobalt shrimp & veggie pellet every other day so not much leftover between the shrimp and neons. However, the tank is heavily planted and I leave algae on the back and side walls for the baby shrimp.

I was reading about this, I'm not sure if my colony is big enough to eat the baby snails i think there is enough algae/plant matter in the tank they wouldn't
Did you say you have neons in the 7.5g too? If so, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but neons should definitely not be in anything smaller than a 10g and ideally a 20g. If you want some type of fish you could do some Endlers, or a group of 6-8 chili rasbora.

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Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
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40 gallons breeder/~165L
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Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
High tech community planted tank.
Aquarium Start Date
June 1, 2020
Lighting
Chihiros WRGB 2
Skimmer
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Oase Biomaster Thermo 350
Aquarium #2 Size
6.8 Gallon
Tank #2 Type
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Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Low tech planted betta tank.
Tank #2 Start Date
March 25, 2020
Tank #2 Lighting
ONF Flat Nano
Aquarium #3 Size
20g tall
Tank #3 Type
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Low tech community planted tank.
Tank #3 Start Date
August 10, 2020
Tank #3 Lighting
Finnex Stingray
hey all, I recently bought java moss and I come to find bladder snails in my tank now. I kinda like the look of a few but I don't want an infestation. Will I end up with hundreds no matter what or will the shrimp keep them in check. I would rather get rid of the few I have now if it will end in an infestation but if the shrimp will eat the eggs or keep them in check somehow then I'm willing to keep them. It's only a 7.5-gallon tank and I don't want to mess up the bioload with a snail infestation.
I would remove them at this point to prevent the possibility of it getting out of hand. If you like the idea of a snail, you can check out a nerite snail, as they do not reproduce asexually nor in freshwater.
 

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Fish: Neon Tetras, Lambchop Rasboras, Honey Gouramis
Inverts: Cherry Shrimp, Nerite Snails, Various Small Snails
Plants: Many Types
Aquarium Start Date
October 2020
Ammonia
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Nitrate
10-20 ppm
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76 degrees
pH
8.0-8.2
Aquarium #2 Size
10
Tank #2 Type
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Fish: Ember Tetras
Inverts: Cherry Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, Various Small Snails
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Tank #2 Start Date
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Tank #2 Ammonia
0 ppm
Tank #2 Nitrite
0 ppm
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5-10ppm
Tank #2 Temperature
76 degrees
Tank #2 pH
7.6
Overfeeding and the overabundance of food sources is the main cause for overpopulation with Bladder Snails. Do you have a lot of organic matter for them to consume in the tank? I have had a small amount of Bladders (no overpopulation) with my Cherries with no issues in my own tank for over 4 months now.
 

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I had bladder snails in my shrimp tank... I think my shrimp colony got so big that I am quite confident they have eaten my bladder snails, I haven't seen one alive in the past month. Never thought they would eat them unless crushed... But something got rid of all my snails in that tank and its only other occupant are the shrimp.
 
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Fish Department worker at LCF
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List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Seachem Prime conditioner.
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
55 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Jack Dempsey, Salvini, Green Terror, Green Phantom Pleco
Aquarium Start Date
February 2019
Ammonia
0 ppm
Nitrite
0 ppm
Nitrate
10 ppm
Temperature
78F
pH
8
Lighting
Fulval Sky
Aquarium #2 Size
7.5
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Red Cherry Shrimp, Neon Tetras, Jave Fern, Anubia nana, Cryptocoryne wendtii, moss ball
Tank #2 Start Date
March 4, 2021
Tank #2 pH
8.0
Tank #2 Filter Type
Aqueon 10 quietflow
Overfeeding and the overabundance of food sources is the main cause for overpopulation with Bladder Snails. Do you have a lot of organic matter for them to consume in the tank? I have had a small number of Bladders (no overpopulation) with my Cherries with no issues in my own tank for over 4 months now.
I feed my shrimp 1/4 of a cobalt shrimp & veggie pellet every other day so not much leftover between the shrimp and neons. However, the tank is heavily planted and I leave algae on the back and side walls for the baby shrimp.
I had bladder snails in my shrimp tank... I think my shrimp colony got so big that I am quite confident they have eaten my bladder snails, I haven't seen one alive in the past month. Never thought they would eat them unless crushed... But something got rid of all my snails in that tank and its only other occupant are the shrimp.
I was reading about this, I'm not sure if my colony is big enough to eat the baby snails i think there is enough algae/plant matter in the tank they wouldn't
 

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Quarantine?
Yes - 10g. Also use for breeding.
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Prime, API Freshwater Master Test Kit
Experience
2 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
40 gallons breeder/~165L
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
High tech community planted tank.
Aquarium Start Date
June 1, 2020
Lighting
Chihiros WRGB 2
Skimmer
Yes
Aquarium Filter Type
Oase Biomaster Thermo 350
Aquarium #2 Size
6.8 Gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Low tech planted betta tank.
Tank #2 Start Date
March 25, 2020
Tank #2 Lighting
ONF Flat Nano
Aquarium #3 Size
20g tall
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Low tech community planted tank.
Tank #3 Start Date
August 10, 2020
Tank #3 Lighting
Finnex Stingray
I feed my shrimp 1/4 of a cobalt shrimp & veggie pellet every other day so not much leftover between the shrimp and neons. However, the tank is heavily planted and I leave algae on the back and side walls for the baby shrimp.

I was reading about this, I'm not sure if my colony is big enough to eat the baby snails i think there is enough algae/plant matter in the tank they wouldn't
Did you say you have neons in the 7.5g too? If so, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but neons should definitely not be in anything smaller than a 10g and ideally a 20g. If you want some type of fish you could do some Endlers, or a group of 6-8 chili rasbora.
 
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