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Fish pond with snail infestation

Post by cookie102 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:01 pm

I have a small fish pond in the garden and am having problems with water snail infestation.
There are literally hundreds of small snails that seem to eat anything that is green.
I put in some new Water Lillies and within hours the snails were having a magnificent feast on them.
I really do not want to empty the pond, or kill the fish.

Any suggestions on how to get over this problem would be gratefully received.

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Re: Fish pond with snail infestation

Post by migrant » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:52 pm

Toads eat snails so maybe collect some.

In California we had a lot of snails. I took my cigar tobacco and mixed with water. Let it sit a couple days and sprayed with the tobacco water. The snails decided to go elsewhere! Non toxic to animals too and natural!

Don't know if it helps, but good luck!
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Re: Fish pond with snail infestation

Post by hhfarang » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:11 pm

We never had snails in ours, but after reading Migrant's post I know why. We always had a toad infestation. There were always frogs and toads swimming around in ours and at certain times the water was literally cloudy with tadpoles, which the fish loved to eat.

Moral; get yourself some toads...
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Re: Fish pond with snail infestation

Post by cookie102 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:17 am

Thanks for your replies, It is true we did have many frogs at one time but no snails, for some reason the frogs deserted us.
Have also heard about a certain fish that you can buy that eats snails but not been able to find the Thai name.

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