Getting rid of pond snails

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I know that there’s assassin snails and I’m considering grabbing one, but I have trapdoor snails in there too and no ones been able to guarantee they wouldn’t be affected.
I may just remove them for a time and let the assassin snail have at it.
Rotate snails in the tanks.
Is there another decent way to get rid of them aside from just chucking them?

I went from 3 pond snails to over 30 in a week. I’m not ok with that considering they’ll explode in numbers again soon.
That’s just in one tank.
 

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They'll die back if you limit them on available food. This includes algae if you have it. Once they work their way through their food source the population will die back to a manageable level. Snails are a beneficial part of a healthy ecosystem.

(I post this response so often my phone can now predict what I'm going to type)
 

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if your fish are getting food so are your snails. ive had ramhorn snails in their 100's wiped out by using clown loaches. the Malaysian trumpet snails had to be removed by hand but they weren't in plague proportions.
 

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I think pond snails could survive a nuclear blast. Them and cockroaches.
 
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mimo91088 said:
They'll die back if you limit them on available food. This includes algae if you have it. Once they work their way through their food source the population will die back to a manageable level. Snails are a beneficial part of a healthy ecosystem.

(I post this response so often my phone can now predict what I'm going to type)
I have no problem with the snails I want in there (the trapdoor snails keep the sand spotless), or the pond snails in moderation. But in order to keep the ADF, 2 plecos and the 2 (potentially 9 soon) Panda Corys well fed certain things must exist with regards to food sources. No ones truly overfed as far as I can tell - except Mickey the little piggy angelfish.

Once every other week they fast for a day or two and usually once a month they fast for 4-5 days. But none of that is going to be enough to drop off the snail population as its expanding now 3 > 30 > ??
 

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