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    Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

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    I have a small tank with guppies. I have some coral stones in them. I think a snail went in accidentally and now its everywhere. Anyone got recommendation for natural predators? I want to rear some shrimps in there too, so cant have big fishes.
    Algae is also a problem. Not sure which aninal can clear them well. Nerite seems useless, just scouring tank but with no results. Anyone could help me please? Im new to this hobby :>

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Fish that eat snails will eat shrimps.
    Fish that does not eat shrimps are dead fish or the shrimps are still too big to fit into their mouth yet.

    Chemical that kills snails kill shrimps too. If the chemicals do not kill shrimps, probably will not kill snails.

    Hahahahaha you got to set trap and remove the snails 1 by 1


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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Yoyo loach does the trick. Quite commonly found in LFS.

    Should finish off the pest snails in a week or two.

    Remove it after a month then add your shrimp. Ask anyone to adopt the loach.

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Or ask someone to lend you an assassin snail for a week or two, they do a pretty neat job cleaning out snails


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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    You might want to cut down on feeding as well. Will help to address the issue of algae by removing the access nutrients and snails
    FISH ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Quote Originally Posted by edwin_the_elder View Post
    You might want to cut down on feeding as well. Will help to address the issue of algae by removing the access nutrients and snails
    Hi edwin from rc4 :>

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Quote Originally Posted by Potion123456 View Post
    Hi edwin from rc4 :>

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    WOAHHH stalker alert. Do I know you?
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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Quote Originally Posted by edwin_the_elder View Post
    WOAHHH stalker alert. Do I know you?
    Lol im nathan lah. Didnt know u keep shrimps also HAHA

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Quote Originally Posted by Potion123456 View Post
    Lol im nathan lah. Didnt know u keep shrimps also HAHA

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    HAHAHAH DUDEEE Ive been keeping shrimp for almost 3 years alr Nice to know you do too man
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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Ive bought an assassin snail and fed less and im v happy to announce that the snail invasion has somewhat been curbed :> THANKS ALL FOR THE VALUABLE INPUT

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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Quote Originally Posted by Potion123456 View Post
    Ive bought an assassin snail and fed less and im v happy to announce that the snail invasion has somewhat been curbed :> THANKS ALL FOR THE VALUABLE INPUT

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    Actually in the future idm taking some of your pest snails from you if you dm giving them away. I can use them to feed my figure 8 puffer XD
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    Re: Help me pls - snail overgrown population and algae over taking

    Snails will help the algae problem
    Snails in not the solution,but is part of solution
    Bad choise mate

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