Help Salt Dip For Killing Snail Eggs??? Very Urgent!! Help!!

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Will a salt dip kill snail eggs? If so how long and what ratio of salt to water? Please help!!! This is very urgent!

I heard that alum would take 5 hours to kill snail eggs, and I don’t have time for that!

Also I’m only killing eggs not snails.
 

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What type of snail do they belong to? It also depends, I think, on what types of plants/fish/etc. that share the tank. But I doubt salt would phase the eggs. Snail eggs are notoriously resilient in my experience (assuming a bladder or ramshorn infestation).
 

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I get nerite eggs and I mostly leave them be (they won’t hatch, I only have one snail). When they are too apparent to my taste, I use a toothpick to scrape them off.
 

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Sorry, having connection issues.

Nerites, ah! Okay! Yeah, salt won't work on those guys. Friend of mine has a similar issue in one of her tanks. She just uses a plastic, thin putty knife like you would use an algae scraper. Otherwise she cleans they tank with vinegar. She keeps loaches and plecos in that tank, but they won't touch the eggs.
 
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DixieFish said:
Sorry, having connection issues.

Nerites, ah! Okay! Yeah, salt won't work on those guys. Friend of mine has a similar issue in one of her tanks. She just uses a plastic, thin putty knife like you would use an algae scraper. Otherwise she cleans they tank with vinegar. She keeps loaches and plecos in that tank, but they won't touch the eggs.
I have ramshorns and will 5% bleach solution kill the eggs?
 

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Well, yeah, but it will damage/ kill the plant and any beneficial bacteria n it. If the egg patches are on your tank walls just wipe them out with a clean towel. Ramshorn patches aren't hard to remove. They can easily rubbed off plant leaves with your thumb. You have time - those eggs can take up to two weeks to hatch.

Best thing in the world for ramshorn eggs are lymnaea stagnalis (great pond) snails. They love eating rams eggs. But they might reproduce themselves...

My guppies eat hatchlings and my Assassin snail gets the ones they miss. Works for me.
They really aren't too bad in small numbers.
 
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Well, yeah, but it will damage/ kill the plant and any beneficial bacteria n it. If the egg patches are on your tank walls just wipe them out with a clean towel. Ramshorn patches aren't hard to remove. They can easily rubbed off plant leaves with your thumb. You have time - those eggs can take up to two weeks to hatch.

Best thing in the world for ramshorn eggs are lymnaea stagnalis (great pond) snails. They love eating rams eggs. But they might reproduce themselves...

My guppies eat hatchlings and my Assassin snail gets the ones they miss. Works for me.
They really aren't too bad in small numbers.
Thanks! I might look into that other snail? Will they eat their own eggs?
 

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