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Posted by mrshoes on April 25, 2003 at 21:31:44:
In Reply to: Overloaded on Snails, posted by beccadvorak on April 23, 2003 at 11:49:10:
I too have undergone such problems. At first I thought it would be a novel way to raise my own food source with some snails. Now I find them to be problematic due to their overabundance and waste excrement.
The only way I have dealt with them is to do what you have mentioned: a total cleaning. Even then, that may not be all together successful as multiple cleanings are required.
I have found myself fighting the problem head-on by killing each one I find. Its time consuming but so far I feel I am in control of them.
:Does anyone know how to get rid of these pesky critters? I must have had a few on the plants I put in my baby mata's tank, because now they've overrun it. They are laying eggs on the Mata itself and everywhere else, getting into the filter and clogging it. It's a horrible mess. And the Mata, of course, isn't the least bit interested in eating snails.
:Does anyone know of any way to get rid of them short of dismantling the whole tank and sterilizing it?