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Isayso
01/18/2017, 10:52 PM
Hi everybody!
I want to share with you guys my triumph on the tube snails..
my tank has been overridden by tubesnails...
I tried:
crazy glue, epoxy, bumble bee snails, Melanurus wrasse, with NO luck

and my last addition was the blue spot Puffer (Canthigaster solandri)

I did feed him mysis shrimp and he took them no problem, so then I stopped to SPOT feeding him for 3 days and tonight finally the magic happened...

he went crazy on the tube snails alreay I see empty tubes especially the mid sized ones and the small :)

here is a video of the puffer nibbling on the tube snails look at his little tummy how nice and full it is ...:) very happy so far

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farfromsea
01/19/2017, 12:43 AM
Really hard to see but I wish I could rent him from you if that is the case---ha!

Isayso
01/19/2017, 07:16 AM
I agree... but when hot home only th actinic lights were On...If you look carefully you can see them on th rocks.
I will do a clip when regular lights are on

maganda
01/19/2017, 06:51 PM
Is it just me or do u guys actually finds that it is a bit difficult to see?

Isayso
01/19/2017, 08:16 PM
No you are right... It was
Night time while only the actinic were on...
Soon I see it during the day. I will videotape again

becon776
01/22/2017, 10:09 AM
Oh man... need all info on this fish... what will ibjave to sacrifice

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Isayso
01/22/2017, 10:23 AM
Hi becon776
He is liking, my tricolor only one...Nothing else has been touched ...
Also he nips at the small / medium tube snails...
Not the big ones... :(

Isayso
01/30/2017, 01:13 PM
Not working the freaking puffer
this morning decided to sample all the sps together with the snails. :(
not reef safe......

Isayso
01/30/2017, 01:14 PM
In 10 minutes he went in the sump...

rajilnaja
01/30/2017, 03:06 PM
In 10 minutes he went in the sump...

That sucks, I had a c.Valentini that lasted a week in the DT before he decied he could start tast testing corals.

Isayso
01/30/2017, 11:11 PM
I know... but he was eating the small- med snails though...
I gotta find something else...that will kill the snails without killing the sps

becon776
02/12/2017, 09:09 PM
Boo. The search goes on. Until then i am going to continue to think about complete reboot with sterile dry rock

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Isayso
02/13/2017, 09:10 AM
I have been thinking the same...
But 90% of my corals are growing on the rocks...
And if you do.... make sure that no snail is hiding in the corals..otherwise they will regain control of your tank again.. right now
I'm thinking to remove as many of good snails (turban,colonista,Mexican, ) and Zap the tank with "no more Snails" it's a fresh water snail killer...

farfromsea
02/13/2017, 01:11 PM
I have been thinking the same...
But 90% of my corals are growing on the rocks...
And if you do.... make sure that no snail is hiding in the corals..otherwise they will regain control of your tank again.. right now
I'm thinking to remove as many of good snails (turban,colonista,Mexican, ) and Zap the tank with "no more Snails" it's a fresh water snail killer...



What is in that? I would be concerned it has copper


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Isayso
02/13/2017, 03:05 PM
Yeah.. I want to find out before I do a stupid move

CrayolaViolence
02/19/2017, 06:32 AM
Was your melunarus a male or female? I have found the females are FAR superior in predation of creepy crawlies than the male. I am talking 100 to one ratio on effectiveness. I never realized this till I got a big male after having females. The male spends the majority of his time hiding in the rocks, the female is always hunting.

Isayso
02/25/2017, 05:45 PM
hi Crayola .. then if that's the case I think I have a Female because she doesn't stop Hunting..
and she is getting nice and thick