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Offline chadders

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Issue with Trumpet Snails
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
Hi folks I seem to have acquired a number of squatters !! in the way of trumpets snails. At the moment it's not to bad they are all pretty small. However I don't want to encourage them. What are my options to keep them under control? I was thinking of an assassin snail? would that work in my Malawi set up? The fish are healthy and happy so don't want to upset their environment. Or should I net them out every now and then to keep the population down.
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Offline Kingston1

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Re: Issue with Trumpet Snails
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 04:46:58 PM »
1) They are scavengers, so if there is no excess food, they will disappear. 
2) Assassin snails concern--A assassin a snail for 2 will only keep the population down, no eliminate (assuming you continue to over feed).  Adding a few assassins and the Trumpeters will all be gone, then what will become of the assassin snails?
 
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