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Old 12-11-2016, 09:15 AM   #21
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Bro Aro77, so u are having the snails problem too I guess we got the snails because of the plants... though I remove the plants quite some time ago, the snails are still there... here is a pic of the tiny snail I have (maybe this one that I caught is considered big liao ) Are u having the same snails?

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Old 12-11-2016, 10:00 PM   #22
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Bro Aro77, so u are having the snails problem too I guess we got the snails because of the plants... though I remove the plants quite some time ago, the snails are still there... here is a pic of the tiny snail I have (maybe this one that I caught is considered big liao ) Are u having the same snails?
bro , exact same snails yeap i had put pandan & some other floating type of plants and i did take them out quite long back but the snails just suddenly started to appear
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Old 15-11-2016, 11:28 PM   #23
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very funny , another of my FGT has a sudden infestation , saw at least 20 small buggers on the glass just now , both FGT do not share anything in common. they are very far apart from each other and didnt use net or anything to take out snails that may have been brought over by mistake

this fgt never put plants
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Old 16-11-2016, 02:02 PM   #24
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Most fish will eat these kind of snails. When I had these in my tank I crushed them and the fish will snatch from me.

Malayan trumpet snails are harder to get rid off as they can hide very well and the shell is very hard.
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Old 16-11-2016, 05:34 PM   #25
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Problem is that they are in my 2nd and 3rd filter chambers where no fish inside...

Could it be just just like what bro Kenghua advised, is by the bird's poo?
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Old 19-11-2016, 12:00 PM   #26
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I used to have this issue but after adding assassin snails the problem stopped
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Old 21-11-2016, 05:12 PM   #27
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Possible the eggs were transported by plant matter or bird poo.

I have seen these aquatic snails in puddles far from any stream or pond.
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Old 21-11-2016, 05:31 PM   #28
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My infestation started in an indoor nano tank. Started a pleco setup with substrate, dw and some stone rocks without any plants. After a while suddenly saw one snail and next moment it starts mulitiplying non-stop. Also suspect that they don't need different sexes to breed. Could it have stayed in the fish stomach or hibernated in eggs form in substrate or stone?
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Old 21-11-2016, 10:37 PM   #29
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am currently daily clearing all the snails. seems to be getting less but i think they multiply fast as they just keep coming up from no where
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Old 22-11-2016, 09:40 AM   #30
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Manual clearing is a losing battle. They multiply extremely fast and the eggs are hard to spot. Actually the snails are useful as they are also scavengers, so having them hiding in the filter is not really a bad thing.
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