Moving snails during tank treatment

michaelsf90

I am going to be doing my main tank with fluke solve when it comes on Sunday. It says it is invert safe but to be on the safe side I plan on moving my snails

The only other tank I have is a small 25L/5 US gallon tank. I plan on using a small filter from my main tank but it has a tiny amount of sponge and a media bag full of crushed coral. So only some filter media will be from the tank. Some will be new sponge. I plan on moving sand from the main tank. A plant on driftwood and a small Amazon sword

It will only be for a week but with the tank being so small any spikes could be lethal and the fact their will be no algae. I will have had the tank running for 48 hours before adding any of the snails. There are 4 nerite snails, an adult rabbit snail and six baby rabbit snails. I can add cucumber for the rabbits. Does this sound ok or will it be more of a risk moving the snails to a new tank rather than risking them with the fluke solve?
 

Mustangjenni

I don’t have any nerites, but they will need a steady source of food as they eat a lot. Not sure how to balance getting their food into a new tank without causing spikes in the tank. Maybe someone else will have more advice for you.
 
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michaelsf90

The only other option is to risk treating with the snails in the tank. Fluke solve says it is invertebrate safe. Says it can be used to treat parasite problems with shrimp
 
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Mustangjenni

Personally, I would check online for other reviews from users to make sure other people with snails have used it with no ill effects. If those exist, then I would go ahead and treat with the snails in. Generally speaking if it’s not harmful to shrimp then I would expect my snails to be okay.
 
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ALonelyBetta

If your are moving the snails I would give them some algae wafers or veggies to help keep them fed. In my experience, Seachum Prime can help with ammonia and such. Good luck.
 
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Lebeeze

You could just treat the 5 gallon as a fish in cycle and do 50% water changes every other day and use prime as dechlorinator. That way ammonia won't be an issue
 
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michaelsf90

I know it would be a bit of work for a week. As people have said it's the lack of algae as well. I mean I can move a couple of plants over with algae on but it wont be a lot for 11 snails in a small tank. I suppose doing either is a risk!
 
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Lebeeze

I know it would be a bit of work for a week. As people have said it's the lack of algae as well. I mean I can move a couple of plants over with algae on but it wont be a lot for 11 snails in a small tank. I suppose doing either is a risk!
Algae wafers will supply lots of food
 
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michaelsf90

Fluke-Solve for flukes and tapeworms

This is what I am dosing in the tank. It says it is totally invert safe. I also need to dose in three weeks time after. I'm in a conundrum do I move the snails or do I risk using fluke solve
I need DoubleDutch advice on this
 
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ayeayeron

I don’t know anything about flukes and inverts. All I know is that no planaria and planaria zero are shrimp safe but not snail safe. I doubt these medications are at all related though.

So you’re moving all your nerites, rabbits and mystery’s to the five gallon? Since it’s temporary it’s should be okay. As others have said just keep a close eye on the parameters. Feed lots of veggies and algae supplements. Nerites prefer grazing, but if they’re hungry they will eat their veggies.
 
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