Snails Snails and even more Snails...

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    I have a huge problem with Snails in the tank. I originally purchased 2 Zebra Nerite snails which laid hundreds of eggs that haven't done anything than make my tank look prettier. I purchased some new foliage just before the problem started, which must of been harboring minute snails, within a couple of weeks I was counting 10 or more baby snails in the tank and thought how sweet. Three Months later I am removing at least 15 snails a day, over 70 in the last week or so. I have tried several things like squashing the eggs, but they just break up and still survive. I squashed a minute snail against the glass, but this just made the tank cloudy. The evicted snails have been placed outside in a bowl i set up for tadpoles, but they die very quickly. I don't like killing things, so if you know of a method that rids unwanted snails from the fish tank, then please let me know...
     
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    Time to buy an assassin snail.
     
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    Loaches are a fresh water fish that will eat the snails in your tank .
     
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    Thanks Faebinder, I will definitely look into The Assassin Snail this weekend. I recently went to my local Water World and asked if there was something that would keep the snails at bay, but they had very little knowledge, I will be passing this information onto them.

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    Thanks Gordo33, I did look into Roaches but something the assistant said put me off from buying one, but I can't remember what was said. Could be that they eat all the baby fish.

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    No I haven't, my laptop died unfortunately, that's why I haven't been around, but I will this weekend.

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    Don't know about loaches eating baby fish any more than most fish will eat fry. I have had loaches with small tetra without losing any.
     
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    Loaches grow big so unless the set up can support them I would not get them.
    All Darters on the other hand are small and love snails. Get a rainbow darter.
     
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