Fiddler crabs?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by kingguppy9000, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. kingguppy9000

    kingguppy9000Valued MemberMember

    Does anyone know if a fiddler crab will eat small pest snails like Malaysian trumpet snails or those little black round ones?
  2. Pikachu13131

    Pikachu13131Valued MemberMember

    No,if you want to get rid of snails dojo loaches get get rid of them.
  3. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    I would recommend not getting a fish and/or invert to get rid of a snail pest problem but instead try other methods such as a snail trap. Some people put down a veggie such as cucumber, or squash in a cut open bottle, then next day take out the snails that attach themselves to the veggie. Then repeat, until snails are gone.
  4. Quibbles

    QuibblesValued MemberMember

    I don't have much luck with traps, but I had luck with assassin snails. Now, I don't really mind the snails because they give my tanks a more natural look.
  5. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    Thing with assassin snails is they can breed in freshwater, so you may get a tank full of those snails too. Plus you can never have any other snail in your tank that you might want. I like snails though, and keep nerite. ;)
  6. Quibbles

    QuibblesValued MemberMember

    I only keep one assassin snail at a time for that reason:D
  7. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    Assasins only lay a few eggs at a time, your tank won't get overrun with them. And even if it did, you could always sell them. Their reproduction cycle is slow (in snail standards) so I wouldn't even worry about that aspect of it.
  8. OP

    kingguppy9000Valued MemberMember

    I was curious about setting up fiddlers in another tank, so I'd just be throwing in the crushed up remains of said pest snail from another tank. Was just a thought, I would find much satisfaction in watching them go crazy.

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