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Atomicpenguin, when I first set my tank up, I put in corkscrew val and jungle val.
thanks for the info gimlid, I'll keep an eye out to see if anymore snails show up, hopefully my pleco will eat the eggs, if not, then the pondsnails will go to whomever wants them.
 

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You can trap them with lettuce.
Put a piece of lettuce in a shallow bowl or cup.
Remove the bowl/cup before lights on, repeat until you don't see snails on the lettuce.

That or get a betta from Grant, or a Con for anyone of us.;)
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I have about 10 left in one of my 75 gallon tanks that are unable to reproduce because my plecos (or the algae eater) eat the snail eggs.
Ditto on Ghost Dog's lettuce trick it really works, they must have a great sense of smell because they come quick anytime I feed my plecos lettuce.
 

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My bettas did,very small snails were chomped, & the larger snails were pulled/sucked out of their shells.
I didn't want to risk ottos & pleco were either too agressive @ feeding time, or too big, so I tried snails to clean up & kee algae in check.
As much as I've tried to produce snails, I've been unsuccessful, all my fish seem to luv eating snails, & I only have 1 skunk loach & no puffers.
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I had a large population of these in my community tank and they have recently disappeared. I am suspecting the Chinese algae eater that I added recently. A little off topic but: I thought the CAE was going to be a problem for me (I adopted him with a tank) but he/she has turned out to be a really cool fish. Hangs out in his pot cave most of the time and comes out, I'm guessing, to eat snails and maybe a little algae.
Anyhow, my suspicion is that a CAE will also take care of an unwanted pond snail population. Gonna try some ramsohorns in a bit.
 
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