Oh, No, Snails!

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I just found a few snails in my tank. I think they must have been in the plants I bought. I've never had snails before. Why do people hate them? Are they always bad? And if so, how do I rid my tank of them?
 

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Redgypsy said:
I just found a few snails in my tank. I think they must have been in the plants I bought. I've never had snails before. Why do people hate them? Are they always bad? And if so, how do I rid my tank of them?
As long as you don't overfeed your fish the snail population will stay low and eventually die off.
 

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Just pick out any you see and hopefully they won't reproduce a ton. If they do there's ways to get rid of them.
 

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Snails can be beneficial as long as they don't mass produce themselves and don't eat your plants.
 

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I love snails, I have loads of differnt types (bladder snails, ramshorn, MTS, faucet, spixi and a mystery snails). They are good at keeping the tank algae free. I do have to occationally thin the population of the bladder snails.
 

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Snails get a bad rap, IMO.
I'm a strong believer in letting your ecosystem work.
As danhutchins suggested, don't overfeed and everything should balance out.
 
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Awesome! Thanks, everyone. I was loath to kill the poor things off.
 

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Mazeus said:
I love snails, I have loads of differnt types (bladder snails, ramshorn, MTS, faucet, spixi and a mystery snails). They are good at keeping the tank algae free. I do have to occationally thin the population of the bladder snails.
I am also a fan lol, they are excellent cleaners and intriguing to watch and learn from!
 
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