I was adised to put some "real" plants in to help with levels in the tank so I put in 2 plants about 2 months ago. Since then I have lost 3 fish (although I have gained some young too) but my problem is that I now seem to be infested with snails!!!
MYSTERIOUS SNAILS APPEARED INTO MY TANK
As far as different fish to eat the snail...I've found that it depends not so much on the kind of fish...but the fish's mood. My mother has two clown loaches, who will not touch the snails. If you want to add a fish to eat the snails...go to the pet store, and look for fish tanks that have empty shells in the bottom (as most pet stores are having thier own snail problems...I used to go to pet stores for bags of these snails to feed my freshwater pufferfish).
I have just noticed 4 tiny MTS in my 30 gal
I have used your suggestion about get rid of small snails using loaches. It works well. I bought three clown loaches for my sixty gallons fish tank, the
I found a pond snail in my aquarium, what should I do
I have my tank for 2 months, i went and got me some indian fern floating plants and after three weeks i found a slimmy freaking disgusting snail, now im thinking to giveup on the whole fish tank thing…I have noticed no one has mentioned the use of ‘Assassin Snails’ as method to control these snails. I just bought my first and have some MTS on their way to add to tank. I have 10gallon tank with mixture of ottos, hillstream loach, tetras and rasboras. with mix live and plastic plants and pebbles with some good algae growth. Sand and gravel substrate. I put a cat food pellet (after checking ingedients were safe for tank) and buried it so fish could not get to eat. returned home and their it was the assassin snail snorkel sticking out from sand where i put. If get too many snails then i need to put less food in for fish and perhaps add more assasin snails to clean up!