Need To Get Rid Of Mystery Snails Help

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  1. cmnicole

    cmnicoleValued MemberMember

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    So I have a pair a gold mystery snails. I went on vacation, now I have hundreds. I managed to get all of them out of my tank (took 2 months), but what can I do with them now? My LFS are all chains, ie petco, Petsmart, and won’t take them. I’ve asked around to those I know who have home aquariums and managed to give away some of them. But I still have a good hundred of them. I really don’t want to have to hurt them. What else can I do?
     
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    You can get some assassin snails or loaches. Of course you would want to move the parents to a different tank if you were to get the snails or loaches.
     
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    Unfortunately, with THAT amount of snails you may have no choice but to hurt them.

    You can get an animal that eats mystery snails, and let it go to town.

    If you don't want to go the dark route, you'll have to keep looking for people to take them sadly.
     
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    That’s the solution that the LFS gave me as well. I’m hoping it doesn’t have to come to that.
     
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    If you don't want to breed mystery snails, then I advise keeping only one. I hope that you would find other solutions.
     
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    Probably all you can do.

    If you have hundreds of them, selling them is going to be a pain. The usual hobbyist typically wants a few of them, not a hundred. If you have no LFS that want them, sadly it may be your best bet
     
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    I normally just remove the egg clutches. I had paid someone to care for my tanks while I was away. She didn’t notice the eggs until the last clutch was hatching while she was there feeding

    That’s pretty much what I did. Reach out as far as I could with my contacts and got rid of as much as I could talk them into taking. Wish there was a place I could find LFS that would tale them.
     
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    You could try the buy sell free section here under misc, just google how to ship snails. I know some breeders wrap them in wet paper towels in a styrofoam cup, which is pretty easy to do and fairly cheap. You can either ask money for them or just say free with shipping cost. You do have to have 50 posts to post there though! Maybe you can find a friend on here who could post for you? Or just ask lots and lots of questions! Good luck
     
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    if theyre still small you could possibly sell/give them to someone with a snail eating fish.

    ive seen people selling mystery snails on ebay too- you could try that maybe?

    i found myself in the same situation but with bladder snails. now i have one of those horrible 2.5g fish bowls set up as a little water garden for them to live in. whenever their population gets high i put an ad on kijiji for free snails.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t have 50 post yet. I better get cracking.
     
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    What is kijiji?
     
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    I think it’s like Craigslist?
     
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    kijiji is like craigslist but a whole lot less shady. id compare it more to gumtree personally though. its a super popular Canadian site
     
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    Thanks. I’ve never heard of it but will check it out. Hopefully it’s popular here in the states.
     
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    Are you still in need of rehoming these snails? If so, I can take them.
     
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    Yes, I still have them. Are you in the states?
     
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