10-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Originally Posted by totziens
To be honest with you, I am unfamiliar with purple waffles. I think it will stay alive for a while in the water, if you want to have them in your tank. If not, you can try to grow them in your garden. I cannot guarantee whether they will stay alive or not with the weather of your region. I have seen them in my former office's garden (I hope I recognised the correct plants) but I live in a tropical country. Maybe someone else can provide a better advice.
You won't know whether you have removed the snails completely or not. There may be some eggs attached to the plants. As long as you can find snails, you're likely to be able to find more in the future. As long as you keep the population of snails low, it's ok. There are a few species of fishes that will get rid of snails - clown loach, Botia sidthimunki (dwarf loach) and puffer. Clown loach will grow too big. Botia sidthimunki (I call them Botia "Sick Monkey" haha) are good but quite expensive. Puffers are generally too big and aggressive + require brackish water. Mini puffer - depend on your luck...some are aggressive. Another good option is by using assassin snails.
thank you for the information. I heard bettas will eat small snails and they will be going into a betta tank so I hope he will eat any remaining snails. My sister has has a tank for several years and said to dip them in some water and aquarium salt and it would usually get rid of most of the snails and eggs. So I did that today and well watch them and see if we find any more over the next week. I have read in several places that the purple waffles some times do well in aquariums and several people have had them last a year or two so we are going to give it a try we have nothing to lose with it. any tips on the dwarf hair grass.