The following three methods are useful
to guard against unwanted snails:
Use "Had-a Snail" freshwater snail control. Added directly to
your aquarium, it kills snails and parasites and might guard against
NOTE: Live plants should be removed during treatment.
2. Clown loaches will keep
snails well under control.
3. Alum is also
useful. Look for "Alum U.S.P." at the drug store. Soak the
plants in a gallon of water that contains up to 10 teaspoons of Alum.
The Alum kills microscopic bugs. Longer soaks (2-3 days) will kill snail
eggs and/or snails.•••