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  1. Hi, with a lot of my plants growing quite quickly I was wondering how to dispose of plants that I can't place back in the substrate (such as dwarf aquarium lily leaves). I've read about freezing as an option, but I'm not sure that it would also deal with the bladder and ramshorn snails/eggs in my aquarium. Thanks!
  2. Hi Everyone! I'm attempting to create a 5g snail tank to feed my puffers. It's been set up since March and has bladder and ramshorn snails in it. They cleaned the tank pretty quickly and I started to see die off awhile ago so I started feeding them algae wafers to try to get the population to increase again. I'm battling ammonia now even though the remaining snails make quick work of the wafers. I'm still seeing die off for some reason. I just can't get the population up! I feel silly because I thought this would be a breeze. What am I doing wrong? How do you successfully raise a large supply of snails? What's causing the Ammonia? The algae wafers? Tank parameters: Ph: 7.2 Temp: 78 Ammonia: .25 consistently even with water changes Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 10 Ammonia from the tap: .5
  3. I have this one bladder snail ( I think it's a bladder ) in my tank. It hitched a ride on one of the plants that I put in my tank. Now up until a few minutes ago I was ok with him staying there. Then I caught him eating the fine hair roots on my frogbit. I took my long tweezers and knocked him off. Well he was not to be denied. It literally took him about five minutes to get back up there. Now keep in mind he had to cross the bottom, climb up the back wall and find the suction cup that has my frogbit corral hooked in place. This makes me this these guys are smarter than I gave them credit for. I have to corral my frogbit to keep it out of the faster moving water. Un-corraled it just get pushed into one corner and he would have an easier time getting to it. My question for you guys is this. Is he just going to eat the roots till my frogbit dies? Should I be concerned or should I just go ahead and remove him? I don't mind the snail but I want my frogbit more than I need a snail. What would you do?
  4. So I'm one of the weird ones that really likes the "pest" snails (Ramshorn are my favorites, followed by bladder snails). I keep them along with my mystery snails, nerite snails, and giant ramshorn snail. Recently, though, I've kind of noticed a pretty large die-off of bladder snails and ramshorn snails. The bladder snails, particularly, seem to climb above the water line and just die on the side of the acrylic or on the lid. My mysteries, nerites, and giant ramshorn are all fine. Is it because I reduced feedings in the tank? Are they just short-lived? 🤣 My imagination tends to run away from me, and I'm scared it means there's something wrong with my water. But my parameters are amazing (Amm 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 10 ppm) .... so who knows.
  5. Are these Nerite snails or baby ramsorn? I know that I had ramshorn hitch hikers but wondering if I had another one sneak in. Also seeing some little white dots on glass that I can not tell if they are eggs or tiny snails. Also my Ramshorns like to "wrestle".
  6. I counted about 3 of these this morning. It's a fairly new tank so I don't think I'll end up with a ton of them long term. But did want a cleaning crew for this tank. So thanks aquarium co-op for the feebies 😂
  7. I’m new to planted tanks and have done as much research as I could to make sure I did everything right. In my 20 gallon tank I have: 1 Betta, 1 Oto catfish (I’m trying to get more for a small school, but the local fish stores have been out of stock), and a ton of what I assume to be bladder snails. The snails seem to be doing well, except I noticed that three of them have clear shells and a red body. Should I be concerned? Is it an illness, or just a form of albino?
  8. This litte guy must have snuck in on a plant. Can you tell me what kind of snail and will it be ok in a tank that's not finished cycling. Waiting for the nitrites to drop but everything else is good.
  9. So, I love my colony of bladder snails. I love watching my army of tank roombas roam around cleaning literally EVERYTHING. Recently i have noticed a number of my bladder snails shells looking a bit bleached instead of the normal dark blackish sort of color. Is this normal? Is it a sign of aging? Or could this be a sign of calcium deficiency? Its not all of them, but maybe 10% of the population are showing white edges on their shell, some worse than others. I want to keep my bladder snails healthy and happy so they can keep doing the awesome job they are doing for my tank.
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