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12 Feb 2016 19:03 #1 by robert (robert carter)
what does snail sporn look like , in my newly set up shrimp tank I have about 3 small what look like lumps of semi transparent jelly that have attached themselves to the glass sides of the tank . I can only assume that they were on the plants I purchased, I don't want snails in the tank

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12 Feb 2016 22:35 #2 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
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Just for future reference Robert....Potassium Permanganate baths will eliminate all the nasties from plants including snails and snail eggs before ya plant them in your aquarium...

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12 Feb 2016 23:10 #3 by ger310 (Ger .)
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it might be too late but get your finger in and get them out........these guy (if it's the one's i'm thinking it is) multiply rapidly and you can be overrun in no time.

Ger

What do you call a three legged Donkey?

A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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13 Feb 2016 10:20 #4 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
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Where do you buy Potassium Permanganate? I tried a pharmacy and they didn't have it and didn't want to get some I think they thought I was making a bomb or something.

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13 Feb 2016 10:36 - 13 Feb 2016 10:36 #5 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
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You can buy it on Ebay.....
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14 Feb 2016 11:32 #6 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
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Just get assasin snails and they will hunt them all down ;)

Tom

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14 Feb 2016 14:20 #7 by robert (robert carter)
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hi tom ,if I put an assassin snail in my shrimp tank will it breed as I really don't want any snails . thanks Robert

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14 Feb 2016 16:25 - 14 Feb 2016 16:25 #8 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
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They do breed but very slowly and lay single eggs, also you would need male and female to mate as they are not hermafrodite. You can just collect them and sell if they do breed. Also they need high protein diet so if they do eat all other snail they might not do so well in tank.
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14 Feb 2016 17:52 #9 by robert (robert carter)
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its only a 30 litre shrimp tank so would I get away with just one so no chance of breeding ,can you sex them so I could add a male

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14 Feb 2016 18:08 #10 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
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Yup 1 would do, but you cant sex them.

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14 Feb 2016 18:19 #11 by robert (robert carter)
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thanks ,I will get one next weekend ,reckon seahorse will have them

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15 Feb 2016 10:32 #12 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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Remove the snails manually.
Assassin snails are oportunistic and they have been known to attack and kill healthy shrimp.

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15 Feb 2016 14:42 #13 by robert (robert carter)
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hi Anthony ,well I guess that's the only way then . thanks for the advise

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