Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail - DIY Aquarium Projects - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > DIY Aquarium Projects

DIY Aquarium Projects For those that are handy or looking to save some money, discuss your DIY aquarium projects here.

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By hoppycalif
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2018, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 59
iTrader Ratings: 0
clownaroundclown is a regular member
:
Default Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

If I had not seen it I would say that itís impossible
Here is the story we had about 50 pea sized mystery snails and who knows how many rams horns the mystery sails shells kept appearing and we were trying to figure it out, our female mystery snail was about the size of a golf ball if not a little bigger, well I saw that there were about 5 rams horn snails catching a free ride and two days later there was about 20 rams horns eating what was left of our female mystery snail and now they have a taste for the snail and have just about wiped out our whole tank of mystery snails.

So has any one else ever had this problem?

Does anyone know how to get rid of the rams horns ?

I have been feeding them to the convict cichlids as you will see in the pic and Iíve got twice as many left in the other tank





As you can see the algae is in full bloom but the convicts eat the snails faster than they can clean the glass lol

All those shells were alive within the last two days the convicts have been having a smorgasbord and love it when I walk into the room they have high hopes of more tasty treats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
clownaroundclown is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 04-29-2018, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DutchMuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hartwell, GA
Posts: 2,552
iTrader Ratings: 21
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
DutchMuch is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

i will admit. i did have this problem, with nerites AND my mystery snail. (back in 2015)
DutchMuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 59
iTrader Ratings: 0
clownaroundclown is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Quote:
Originally Posted by DutchMuch View Post
i will admit. i did have this problem, with nerites AND my mystery snail. (back in 2015)


What did you do to clean up the unwanted problems


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
clownaroundclown is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 04-29-2018, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DutchMuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hartwell, GA
Posts: 2,552
iTrader Ratings: 21
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
DutchMuch is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

How to get rid of rams:
Copper.
DutchMuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 05:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 59
iTrader Ratings: 0
clownaroundclown is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Quote:
Originally Posted by DutchMuch View Post
How to get rid of rams:
Copper.


What does copper do to mystery snails


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
clownaroundclown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 05:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DutchMuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hartwell, GA
Posts: 2,552
iTrader Ratings: 21
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
DutchMuch is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Copper kills any invertebrate, take the other snails before you add in the copper.

Also i wouldn't take that advice from me as ive never done it myself, id do some major additional research on how to kill ramshorns when i said copper i was just stating something i KNEW indeed will kill them, with possible side effects i do not in fact know about.
DutchMuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 06:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 59
iTrader Ratings: 0
clownaroundclown is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Quote:
Originally Posted by DutchMuch View Post
Copper kills any invertebrate, take the other snails before you add in the copper.

Also i wouldn't take that advice from me as ive never done it myself, id do some major additional research on how to kill ramshorns when i said copper i was just stating something i KNEW indeed will kill them, with possible side effects i do not in fact know about.


Lol thank you and I will do my home work before adding cooper


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
clownaroundclown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 08:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
Moderator
 
hoppycalif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 6,638
iTrader Ratings: 22
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
hoppycalif is a valuable member of the communityhoppycalif is a valuable member of the communityhoppycalif is a valuable member of the community
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

You can buy a few loaches, which are good fish anyway, and let them use the snails as their primary food. I like Botia Striata loaches best, for their appearance and their lack of extreme shyness.
hoppycalif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2018, 09:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2
iTrader Ratings: 0
goremosthaunted71lg is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Hello if you are able to get your self some assassin snails. They are small yellow and black snails that will clear up your rams horn problem. These snails are predatory towards all other snails and they will eat them. Assassin snails have a very slow breeding rate so you will not have loads of them running about your tank they do not eat plants.
They worked for me when my aquascape became infested with rams horn snails. Never mix them with other snails a you will guess what happens, they eat them. Hope it works out for you.
Quote:
Originally Posted by clownaroundclown View Post
If I had not seen it I would say that itís impossible
Here is the story we had about 50 pea sized mystery snails and who knows how many rams horns the mystery sails shells kept appearing and we were trying to figure it out, our female mystery snail was about the size of a golf ball if not a little bigger, well I saw that there were about 5 rams horn snails catching a free ride and two days later there was about 20 rams horns eating what was left of our female mystery snail and now they have a taste for the snail and have just about wiped out our whole tank of mystery snails.

So has any one else ever had this problem?

Does anyone know how to get rid of the rams horns ?

I have been feeding them to the convict cichlids as you will see in the pic and Iíve got twice as many left in the other tank





As you can see the algae is in full bloom but the convicts eat the snails faster than they can clean the glass lol

All those shells were alive within the last two days the convicts have been having a smorgasbord and love it when I walk into the room they have high hopes of more tasty treats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
goremosthaunted71lg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2018, 02:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 9
iTrader Ratings: 0
sbalabani84 is a regular member
:
Default Re: Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Snail overpopulation means that there is too much food available. Maybe you are overfeeding your fish. Cut down on that and the numbers will come back to normal. In the meantime you can manually keep removing them.
sbalabani84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > DIY Aquarium Projects > Rams horn snail vrs mystery snail

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.