Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 01 Jul 2001 12:14:56 -0400

George, since you're in New England you're lucky in terms of introducing
native snail-eating fish. The Pumpkinseed, _Lepomis gibbosus_, is a good
snail eater. They have pharyngeal jaws ("gill teeth") that are capable of
crushing snails. P-seeds are good fish to have around anyway; they're pretty
and have more interesting behaviors than you might think.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>does anyone know how to get rid of snails. i have them in my tanks and in
>my ponds. and of course i do have water hyacinth which is not salt
>could there be a fish that would eat the smails. even a tropical fish if
>could clean it up outside in the hot summer it would be good. I have the
>common pond snail and the common ram snail.

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