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What kills trumpet snails when there is nothing else in the tank?

6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #35592 by martyg
Tank is back up and running after a complete re-do. Not sure what to keep in here moving forward, but no snails so far!

Here's a video I took of the tank.
Last edit: 6 years 1 month ago by martyg. Reason: add file

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6 years 3 months ago #35401 by martyg
The sand is in the yard and the tank is completely empty. This should do the trick! I think...

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6 years 3 months ago #35378 by decapod
The problem with bleach is that snails instantly know that it's toxic, so they just close their trapdoors and wait for it to go away. You also have to thoroughly rinse out or neutralize the bleach afterwards before the tank will be safe for fish again- that would be a big pain when you're talking about enough sand to fill a 180.

I had good luck with Flubendazole- apparently, snails can't tell that it's killing them until it's too late. It also has the advantage of not being particularly hard on fish, so you could use it even if the tank still had fish in it. If there aren't any fish present, then maybe you should go higher than the recommended dose by a third or so.

I had some plants that came in with both trumpet and pond snails on them, and they rapidly multiplied. Flubendazole killed them all.

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6 years 3 months ago #35369 by sawboy
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6 years 3 months ago #35357 by martyg
Thanks for the input - i see that these guys are truly the cockroaches of the aquarium world. I have a lot of sand in a 180gallon tank to throw in the garden... I am not sure how I get all that sand into the oven, but I'm hoping to figure something out.

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6 years 3 months ago #35356 by spumagoo
cold doesn't always kill them either. I had gravel in my unheated garage for at least six freezing winters and hot summers. They still came out of dormancy. I poured the gravel in my garden. Haven't seen them since.

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6 years 3 months ago #35353 by madeto
Trumpet snails can "close" and stay alive without water for a long time. They can also survive bleach and other treatments.
Cold weather can work, but it takes long time. Best way to do it is to boil your sand/gravel. Put it in the oven for 1 hour and you will kill them for sure. Manually clean your filters and other tank decorations and you should be OK.

So I say to her……There is plenty of stuff at the house for the baby to eat!!!! I REALLY need this fish……

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6 years 3 months ago #35352 by TANK
I put all the substrate in 5 gallon buckets and put it out side during the winter freeze and it killed them then I was able to reuse the substrate. Once I also tried straight Clorox bleach but some still survived. Good luck.

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6 years 3 months ago #35351 by martyg
I have a 180g show tank that i put black sand in and I am DONE with trumpet snails. I broke the whole thing down and now have a tank full of wet sand and trumpet snails. Would a lot of bleach do the trick? I should probably comb through it all and get all the snails out manually as well, correct? This tank was dormant for a couple years and the snails STILL regenerated as I apprently had some snails behind the in-tank background. Amazing creatures I admit, but i am very tired of them.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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