Gassing Snails

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by squiggley, 18 May 2009.

  1. squiggley

    squiggley Member

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    Are snails affected by high co2 levels similar to fish.

    Just noticed that when I put the spraybar back in after cleaning it the other day that it wasn't agitating the surface and the drop checker is bright yellow. Thankfully there are no fish in there yet.

    But the snails are making their way up the tank and gathering around the water surface.
     
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    Yes snails are affected by the CO2 level. I often use this to control snail populations. Very effective. 8)

    Cheers,
     
  3. squiggley

    squiggley Member

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    Thats what thought
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting this, after I moved to pressurised CO2 all my snails vanished!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  5. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    :lol:
     
  6. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    My first disaster which was when the whole tank dumped killed off all my fish and shrimp. I thought it had killed off all the MTS snails too!!! However a little while into emptying carcasses into a bucket I noticed that there were 'dead' snails climbing the bucket walls.

    Much higher resistance to CO2 IME than fish.

    AC
     
  7. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I start of all my tanks with sky high CO2 and a handful of pest snails. I have yet to kill off a single one. They really are tough little buggers. respect! 8)

    Dave.
     
  8. TDI-line

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    When i over dosed with Flourish Excel a while back, killing 90 % of my fish, all the shrimp were fine, but the nuisance MTS where climbing to he highest points they could find, wether it was rock, glass or plant.

    Of course i picked them out, and through them in the bin. :D
     

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