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Aqautic frogs and snails. #1
Hello,

can someone give me some advice please?

I have two African Clawed Aquatic Frogs, and I also have lots and lots and lots of snails.

Are they harmful to my frogs?

If they are, can I put something in the tank to get rid of them?

Thankyou,

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Re: Aqautic frogs and snails. #2
I can't think why they would be. Their presence in high numbers does indicate there's probably a lot of food going to waste in there though.

You can get predatory snails, known as Assassin Snails, which will eat them. I wouldn't recommend snail traps in case the frogs get stuck in them.
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Re: Aqautic frogs and snails. #3
Hello Anna,

thank you.

I feed them twice a day.

In the morning I give them a pinch of dried bloodworms & a pinch of Aquatic Frog pellets....small pinches.

At night I give them a small lump of frozen bloodworms, artemia or daphnia.

There are only two of them I know...is this too much do you think?

I was thinking of a liquid we've seen to get rid of snails, but we didn't know if it would hurt the frogs. Do you know if I can use it?

Thank you very much,

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Re: Aqautic frogs and snails. #4
I'm fairly sure that most snail killer meds affect frogs too

Best to reduce feeding going forwards and perhaps introduce Assassin snails to clean up the pests to date.
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Re: Aqautic frogs and snails. #5
Hello Violet,

thanks, we wondered if the meds would harm them.

We have cut down on their food....not sure about assassin snails....I haven't seen them for sale anywhere.

I'll have a word with my mum and dad.

Thank you Violet,

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