How to get rid of snails in the aquarium?
Snails multiply very quickly, and, like a forest fire in the shortest possible time fill your aquarium. They eat up aquarium plants, disturb the ecological balance and simply spoil the appearance of the aquarium. There are many species of snails that are very small in size. Their eggs are correspondingly even smaller. Because of this, they are very difficult to find everything and bring out. Also, they are very easy to transfer to another aquarium with plants, equipment. From snails in large quantities it is better to get rid of. This may require effort and patience, but is necessary before the aquarium is completely exposed to snail infestation.
Five ways to solve snail problems:
the easiest and most reliable solution is to manually select all the snails. But this method requires considerable perseverance and patience on your part.
Also, it will take quite a while. Also, you can put in the aquarium a small open container with a leaf of cabbage or lettuce. This should be done after turning off the light in the aquarium and kept for several hours. Then remove the leaf which should nasobirala a sufficient number of snails. Repeat the procedure until all the snails are removed in this way.
Power control. Feed your fish so much that they would eat for 3-5 minutes. Due to this, there will be no food residues, which can become food for snails.
Snails-food for fish. The most pleasant way. Allows not only to get rid of snails, but also to update your collection of aquarium fish. Among the fish that eat snails there are some varieties of cichlids, catfish, gourami and cockerels.
A trap for snails 4. Chemical method. There are various chemicals that destroy snails. With this method of killing snails after the tool has acted, it is necessary to make a daily replacement of about 10% of water for a week. This is due to the fact that decaying snails will pollute the water.
5. Specialized traps for snails. They are arranged in such a way that the snails getting inside the structure with the bait can not get out.
6. The last resort is a complete restart of the aquarium. To do this, remove everything from the aquarium and wash thoroughly. It is desirable to boil the soil, wash the plants every leaf. All equipment is also thoroughly cleaned.