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Aquarium Snails Removal / Control

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To control aquarium snails populations, you don’t need harsh chemical treatments or drastic cleaning of your Fish Tanks (Aquariums), just a bit of food and a glass, we used Tetra Funtips as they’re easy to stick to the bottom of the glass https://amzn.to/2V6jQMA.

Control or Remove Aquarium Snails?

We see a lot of posts from people saying snails are out of control how can I kill them? What they need to be asking is WHY are they out of control?

Answer these Questions

Are the snails causing Damage?

Do you think they’re unsightly?

Are you sure you want to kill them?

Why do you think they’re out of control?

So why are they out of control?

Snails in Aquariums can only thrive if there’s enough food for them to do so, snail control rather than destruction is easy simply don’t overfeed your tank. It can be a balancing act but if you’re feeding your fish the right amount of food the snails will only have the little the fish miss to eat, plus any damaged dying plant matter (They don’t eat live plants), and they’re population should balance out.

Benefits of Snails

  • They will eat all waste food.
  • Snails are great Gardeners and will eat dead plant matter.
  • They’re fun to watch.
  • If fish die and you don’t notice they’ll soon clean it up.
  • You CAN control their breeding.

Still Want to remove some Snails?

If you do, you can see how we do it in our Video below, it won’t get rid of them all and any eggs left will still hatch but should allow you to get on top of a sudden surge in snail population, if you are still having problems with been over run you may want to change the amounts of and/or frequency of food you are feeding your fish.

For More Fishkeeping tips keep an eye on our Tips section.

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