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Post Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:33 pm   Snails

Right now I have a fish aquarium that is being overrun by tiny snails. I read that sliders can eat them. Is this true? Is it safe to take snails out of fish tank and put in turtle tank?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:13 pm   Re: Snails

For the most part it's true. What kind of snails are they?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:46 pm   Re: Snails

I don't know what kind of snails they are. They are very tiny and I haven't been able to get rid of them in fish tank. From what I have been told, the eggs are microscopic. The tank and fish are rescued and the snails have been there since I got it.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:38 pm   Re: Snails

Eggs are nearly translucent and very sticky. How big have they gotten?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:02 pm   Re: Snails

The biggest ones are about half the size of a small pea.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:09 pm   Re: Snails

That's pretty small, is there enough for them to eat?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:10 pm   Re: Snails

JayBee wrote:The biggest ones are about half the size of a small pea.


Mini-ramshorn?

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Bug,%20Snai ... shorns.htm

My turtle has eaten them with no issues.
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1 dog, 1 teenager, 3 aquariums filled with fish, snails, shrimp and a bit of algae
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:16 pm   Re: Snails

I have snails in my filter. They got started by myself introducing them into the tank. Wild ones from a river behind my home. My res loves snails. They apparently don't last long in the tank because I never see them :-)
1 Male Mississippi Map/Mississippi
1 Female RES/Slidy.
1 DBT White Concentric Female/ Lucky
1 DBT Male/ Spots
(Housed in the same tank)

300 gallon indoor stock tank, FX6 & FX5 filters. Mega-Ray 100w UVB bulb.
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