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Questions tagged [snails]

Snails are molluscs living on land or in the water. Questions are about snails kept as pets. Land snails are usually kept in terrariums whereas water snails are kept in ponds or aquariums.

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What are some effective non-chemical methods for controlling the snail population in an aquarium?

I always had problems with snails in my aquarium. They reproduce faster than I can remove them. Last time I had such problem it was solved by restarting my aquarium: took all the water of it, throw ...
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Would my fish benefit from snails in their pot pond?

"How do I know if there is too much algae in an outdoor fish pond or pot?" tracks the potential issues with too much algae in my fishes environment. I keep goldfish outdoors in large, ceramic pots, ...
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Are underwater snails strictly bound to 'under' the water?

I recently bought a little aquarium, which I stocked with live plants to create a sort-of-natural environment. I haven't stocked the tank with any fish at the moment, but I have noticed some tiny ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

I have a fairly docile betta that I just moved to a heated 10 gallon tank. I bought a live plant that turned out to be infested with snail eggs. I'd prefer not to harm the snails, but they are rapidly ...
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How can I reduce feeding my fish to keep my snail population under control?

I posted the other week about some snails I had noticed in my relatively new tank; where I was warned that it would be wise to get the snail population under control while I can. Sure enough, the ...
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