Snail Pests in RCS Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Skyy2112, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    So, Snail infestation in my 20g. I have two dozen RCS, 5 are berried, happily expecting.

    What can I safely use to kill these snails?

    Assassin snails will eat RCS shrimp?..

    C. Loaches will eat RCS?..

    I really dont want to tear my tank apart. Will be checking filter for eggs. Can I safely squash eggs if I find them? We picked out 3-4 dozen snails. MTS and Ramshorn I think, possibly bladder/pond, who knows. Only visualize a few tiny ones now.
     
  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    assassin snails will reproduce also, so you will have snails still. i would just feed them to your gold fish, but i don't think you have gold fish. i guess just take them out lol. take the eggs out and they will die.
     
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    Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Assassins dont self produce, male/females. (If I'm correct) plus I wouldnt mind a few of them.
     
  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    if you have a male and female they will :).
     
  5. OP
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    Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Shrug, we'll see what happens. Any experience w/ them in shrimp tanks?
     
  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    nope! i want snails in the shrimp tank because shrimplets eat their poop. didn't know that
     
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    Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Anyone confirm that? Never read that.
     




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