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Why don't cats eat snails?

Yes, there is something inherently repulsive in snails: their slime, which is sticky and sometimes stinks or tastes bad. Snails not only produce it to slither over surfaces, when they are attacked or ...
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Can snails and betta fish cohabitate?

This article has several good suggestions for potential betta tankmates. It also mentions: Please remember that the ideas below are suggestions. Your betta may get along just fine with all of these ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I've gone through two snails with my betta over the last few years. I've never seen the betta care about the snail's presence. I would think the snail probably died of natural causes. I don't think ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

In my experience kuhli loach is not effective in any way at removing snails from a fish tank, no matter the number of loaches you have they will not remove the snails (even if you stop feeding the ...
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Are the snails suffering?

This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. The short answer is that yes, the snails probably are ...
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Is my tank overstocked?

The stocking rule is very often subjective to other factors beyond just the size and quantity of the fish in the tank. Water changes, type of fish, tank mates, keeper experience, potential adult size ...
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When do I need to get a new shell for my snail?

The shell of snails do infact grow along with the snail. The link below might help answer this question in more detail. http://mentalfloss.com/article/48796/are-snails-born-shells
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How can I safely pick up a garden snail?

The best way I find to pick up my snail is by wetting a popsicle stick and putting it underneath his head. You can be somewhat forceful with it. You can wiggle it underneath their bodies and they will ...
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Are underwater snails strictly bound to 'under' the water?

What I've gathered through analysing the comments is that bladder snails (identified as the species in question), along with other species, may go above the waterline but will usually return back into ...
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How can I reduce feeding my fish to keep my snail population under control?

Feeding your fish once a day is good advice, but the result is this: you feed the fish (and the snails) less and so they will just reproduce slower. You could even stop feeding the fish for a week or ...
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Can assissin snail carry rat lungworm?

No. Go lookup the life-cycle of the rat lungworm. It and most other parasitic organisms have very specific stages and vectors for being transmitted, in this case the rat lungworm is specifically ...
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ADF and Mystery Snail Emergency Tank Transfer

Since the medicated water and the neighbor's water both might bring undesirable consequences, and we don't have another trusted aquarium to provide water, I will suggest that you can mitigate the ...
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ADF and Mystery Snail Emergency Tank Transfer

I agree with Manuki and I'd also add a few other things: The amount of ammonia in the water will depend on how much the inhabitants are producing. If you're feeding very sparsely, they'll produce ...
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What's wrong with my snails' tentacles?

I have kept aquarium snails of different kinds but never encountered such an issue. I will still try to tell you as much as possible, in case anything can help. Possible causes: Water quality. This ...
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Are these fish eggs..and if so what should I do with them?

Those are snail eggs. I had a snail lay eggs at the top of my tank once too. If you leave them alone they will eventually hatch into dozens of tiny snails.
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Is there a way to repair apple snail shell damage?

The simplest and easiest way to repair the shell is to make sure your water contains calcium in the right amount. Most snails living in water need hard water (water containing dissolved minerals and ...
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How to warm up a snail terrarium?

Ideally your snail-neglecting roommate would have gotten a low wattage heating mat (similar to this one) for their tank. You may or may not be up for spending ~$15 on one. If you do get a heating ...
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How long does it take for a snail to mature into an adult?

Growth rate and how large they get depends on they environment and the genus. Many can grow to about 1" in six months or so, then continue growing from there. It is common for a lot of the baby snails ...
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What are some effective non-chemical methods for controlling the snail population in an aquarium?

I know the question is old and the OP have probably resolved his issue. There are already several good answer here but I would like add one more. I was searching a solution for my community tank to ...
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Can small snails bite medium size gold fish?

These snails are able to reproduce on their own so there's a few options to get rid of them. Setting up snail traps and removing them yourself, as you see them scoop them out. I.e placing a small ...
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Betta fish and 2 small snails

I can't tell from the picture, but if you have live plants in the tank, snails will often be attached. For future reference, when you buy live plants at a shop, rinse and run your hand across the ...
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What is my male apple mystery snail doing?

Two possible things I can think of judging by the pic: Just grabbing some air. Apple snails have a kind of snorkel they use to breath air from the surface. You can see it in the right of your picture....
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ADF and Mystery Snail Emergency Tank Transfer

Manuki and Henders have both provided great advice. I was concerned I needed to act fast, so I made an executive decision before they had responded. However, I think the decision I made is reflected ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

So you say you've got Snail problems? Snails can be a big issue, especially in planted tanks where they can cause issues I'll explain later on. Snail population blooms are a common occurrence in ...
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Do pet garden snails need mud?

Snails need substrate to be "happy" Based on my experience. I's not strictly essential for their survival but snail will bury if they need to lay eggs and if the environment they are in is ...
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What is this white layer growing in the snail shell's entrance?

This is totally normal. It's dried up slime to conserve moisture. The snails will hibernate in this. My snails are hibernating too right now, but I wake them up once a week to feed them. To remove it ...
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How does a snail clean a fish tank?

As far as I have seen, snails are introduced into aquariums as cleaning crew for algae, not fish waste. Snails also add lot of waste but algae is very big problem for many aquariums. Snails will work ...
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How does a snail clean a fish tank?

The large snails produce more waste, they are better at cleaning algae than fish feces (not all snails will munch on fish feces). Regardless of what kind of garbage eaters you have you still need to ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

Mine does! I had a betta for more than four years and he died a few months ago. He happily shared his 3.5 gallon (13 liters) habitat with some ghost shrimp and a zebra snail. I recently replaced ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I have recently added new plants to my 20 gallon (76 liters) betta tank, in which only the one Orange Devil Crowntail CT #1105 lives. He is one bad mojo and does not tolerate anything else in HIS tank....
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