Please help don’t know what to do in the situation

Fishkeeping7777

Soooooo I Went to Petco to pick up some fish food but There was beautiful Crypt nicely browned too so I’ll look around the tank for a minute and I see snails all over it of course me being stupid buys it I get home oh I see some baby snails take them off rinse it with some water and then put some rubbing alcohol on it to make sure there’s nothing on there I did ask my hey Google if it was OK he said it was so I just did it real quick and rinse it off my made sure not the roots had alcohol on them then I rinse it off very good dry it and put in the tank

Then I was looking around my tank I saw this white fuzzy stuff every where are on my Java Moss then I came to the conclusion that it was mold so I had to remove mostly all my java moss
I got nearright snail so will it eat it. anything else if there is some in there and couldn’t remove all the Java Moss I don’t know if it has mold though because it’s way in the back
 

Mudminnow

So, are you trying to remove snails, trying to remove the stuff that looks like mold, or trying to identify the stuff the looks like mold?
 

Fishkeeping7777

So, are you trying to remove snails, trying to remove the stuff that looks like mold, or trying to identify the stuff the looks like mold?
All
 

Eelectric

Could you attach a picture of the white fluffy stuff? That'll help us identify it.
 

Fishkeeping7777

Could you attach a picture of the white fluffy stuff? That'll help us identify it.
Don’t have a picture
 

Eelectric

The white stuff could be mold or algae, which is common in new tanks. I can't saw for sure without a picture. Instead of removing the java moss, have you tried vacuuming up the white fuzz?
 

bumblinBee

Manual removal of the white fuzzy stuff would be my first recommendation! Vacuum it up or get your hands in there and remove it to the best of your ability. If it returns, let us know. It's possible that it's a build up from rotting matter or food that was never eaten and left in the tank. Photos would be very helpful here.

If you believe you've got pest snails, that gets a little trickier. Tbh, most pest snails offer some benefits and are worth keeping in your tank as a clean up crew for algae or wasted food. However, I know they can be unsightly and definitely have some drawbacks as well, they can overpopulate or clog up filters if they reach excessive numbers. If you provide us with some photos we can likely identify them and let you know the best course of action for removal. Most of the time, manually pulling each one you see from the tank can work for the majority of them, certain species will reproduce like wildfire and it's important to get adults out of the tank asap to prevent them from laying any clutches. Other than that, there are a few aquarium safe products that will kill invertebrates, but I've never used them can't really offer any advice there. There are also snail traps that you can buy, but I'd say these really only work when you've got a LOT of snails in the tank. The same can be said for assassin snails, which are a kind of snail that hunt and kill other snails. Assassin snails will not eliminate your problem, but they can certainly keep a pest snail population in check.

That's about every method I know of to remove pest snails, I wish you the best of luck!
 

RonP

Snails will be attracted to pieces of vegetables like cucumber or squash and will attach to it. Remove and destroy.
 

Fishkeeping7777

Snails will be attracted to pieces of vegetables like cucumber or squash and will attach to it. Remove and destroy.
So I woke up this morning and I saw a snail bladder snail I’m pretty sure just chilling on my Nana I woke up this morning. automatically I took it out I can’t use snail killer cause I do have a nearright and lots of plants I can’t use a cucumber because my near right one would be eating it I can’t take him out to
 

Revan

You should be able to slide the nerite snail off, don't try to pull it off though! You have to get it to slide, then just slide it off the cucumber.
 

Fishkeeping7777

You should be able to slide the nerite snail off, don't try to pull it off though! You have to get it to slide, then just slide it off the cucumber.
I found three just today I don’t know what to do I’m gonna try it and see if it works
 

RonP

It will attract them... replace the cucumber slices daily..before it starts to rot.
 

Fishkeeping7777

It will attract them... replace the cucumber slices daily..before it starts to rot.
I don’t have any cucumber so I just use the piece of lettuce and I can’t find my nearright snail it does not have a lid but It know I did not climb out because I would see it on the floor I’ve been looking around the tank and I can’t find it will they eat nearright snails I saw the picture of mold if you could see between the Crip and the Java Moss
 

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RonP

Pest snails will not eat your nerites.
Lettuce will work..may take a bit longer to attract them. Try overnight, check in morning. If the pests are on lettuce..destroy them. If the lettuce is still firm, not rotting, use it again over next night. If it is rotting, replace with new lettuce.
 

Fishkeeping7777

Pest snails will not eat your nerites.
Lettuce will work..may take a bit longer to attract them. Try overnight, check in morning. If the pests are on lettuce..destroy them. If the lettuce is still firm, not rotting, use it again over next night. If it is rotting, replace with new lettuce.
About the mold?
 

RonP

I can't help with mold.
You are welcome for the info on pest snails.
 

Mudminnow

About the mold?
Your pictures are a bit fuzzy, so I'm not sure if it's mold you have. If it is, mold typically grow on new driftwood, dead things, or left over food. It won't hurt anything. If it's on driftwood, it will go away in time. If it's on something dead or left over food, remove those things.
 

Fishkeeping7777

Your pictures are a bit fuzzy, so I'm not sure if it's mold you have. If it is, mold typically grow on new driftwood, dead things, or left over food. It won't hurt anything. If it's on driftwood, it will go away in time. If it's on something dead or left over food, remove those things.
Plants
 

Mudminnow

If it's a mold on your plants, they're probably growing on parts of the plants that are dying. In this case, remove those parts.

If it's detritus or algae or something, then things change. If detritus, siphon it out. If algae, look to algae control methods in a planted tank.
 

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