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Are the snails harming anything? You can try setting up a snail trap, or removing them manually (you could use a “snail catcher"). But bear in mind: that they are balancing factors in your current tank. If you remove them, the tank may lose its balance.

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On 4/8/2022 at 2:38 PM, Fish Folk said:

Are the snails harming anything?

yes. always. every time. LOL.



On 4/8/2022 at 1:16 PM, HisMineandOurs said:

I have a 10 gallon shrimp breeding tank that has black substrate, and LOTS of algae, it has a lot of pond snails. How do I reduce them since I can't cut back on the food? Thanks

I would recommend using snail traps. if you have dragonstone (or something where snails can get inside the hardscape and not be seen) you're likely going to need to remove it and check for them.

Following that, going through the same thing you went through with my tank, I would take a look at something like: https://www.thesprucepets.com/zebra-loach-1381072

You will need a larger tank to keep them long term, but short term, they can get in there and eat up some snails.

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