Overrun by snail!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Mallorysmith44, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    So i have become over run by snails and my question is what can I get to eat these snail I know clown loaches but they get to big so what other small fish can I get to eat these guys??

  2. FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    What size is your tank, and what kind of snails are they?

  3. Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    55 gallon and a mixture of MTS and pond snails

  4. DanMkValued MemberMember

    You could try assassin snails. If you just don't want the pest snails. If you wanna try removing them by hand, you could put a piece of lettuce in at night each night and take it out in the morning when it should be covered in snails!
  5. Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    I've thought about those but I only have one lfs that will order them and I've been waiting for over a month and they keep saying that they have to wait till next week. And the only other place I know of is a hour away.
  6. DanMkValued MemberMember

    I believe that yoyo loaches and zebra loaches also eat snails. They don't get as big as the clown loaches!
  7. FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    What other fish do you have in the 55g?
  8. Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    Ok. I'll look into those and I have
    2 Dalmatian mollies
    1 balloon Mollie
    2 swordtails
    2 danios
    1 ruby nose
    1 Cory cat
    1 Pleco
    5 glofish tetras
  9. kingguppy9000Valued MemberMember

    It could easily house a hand full of loachs.
  10. skarWell Known MemberMember

    I have mts and they are almost impossible to get rid of.

    I do keep their #'s in check with assassin snails and sidmundki loaches.
    Also suck them up as much as possible with water changes.
  11. FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

    You need to get more danios and cories, they require schools of 5+

    Maybe you could do something like this ( if you wanted loaches)
    2x Dalmatian mollies
    1x Balloon belly molly
    2x Swordtails
    6x Danio
    6x Cory cat
    5x Glofish tetra
    3-5x Yoyo loach
    IMO a common pleco should not be in a 55g, but I'm sure others will tell you differently, or agree.
    (What is a ruby nose?)
  12. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Rather than add fish to solve your snail problem, I'd try to remove them yourself. You can put some algae wafers in a plastic bottle and put that in the bottom of the tank. Remove it the next morning and throw the snails away. Repeat as needed!
  13. Mallorysmith44Valued MemberMember

    They are actually called rummy nose. And the reason I don't have anymore Cory cats is because plecos are very territorial and I learned this the hard way. Cause I had more. So I am in the middle of getting a new tank to put the Cory cats in. And as for the danios I can get more of those. And I will try that with the bottle and see if it works
  14. FallenOwlWell Known MemberMember

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