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Is there a safe snail killer around for use in freshwater planted tanks with the fish still in them.

My tanks are plagued with miniature flat ramshorn snails that only get to about 2 mm big.

I am using snail traps which get rid of the bulk of them but there are always a few left and they breed like rabbits.

I don't like using chemicals in the tank but want to wipe out these pests once and for all.

Regards, Vic

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On 29/07/2018 at 10:49 PM, BlueNeon said:

Couple of clown loaches should clear it up.


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Thanks for the advice but not really the solution I had in mind.

Clown Loaches can grow up to a foot long and are a schooling fish. Too big for my small setup.

Guess I'll see what chemicals the LFS sell and take a punt on using it.

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42 minutes ago, Rod said:

Anomalochromis thomasi Butterfly cichlid

or smaller loaches

Great idea. I have a small colony of half a dozen Anomalochromis thomasi and forgot about their snail killing habits.

I'll split them up into pairs and put them to work. Hopefully get them to breed at the same time.

Thanks for the tip Rod.

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