In the biology lab we have had an aquarium for keeping aquatic plants for probably about six years. All was going well until about two years ago when we purchased some aquatic plants from a new vendor. These new plants were unfortunately inhabited by a few hidden snails. Resulting in a snail population explosion in our tank. The snail population probably peaked somewhere around several hundred snails in our ten gallon tank. Large bunches of the aquatic plant elodea could be eaten in a matter of days by these snails. We fought this snail population for about two years by trying to starve them to death, but ultimately it was unsuccessful.
|Snail on the side of our fish tank.|
|Snail eggs on the side of our fish tank.|
|Mosquito larva in our tank. The tiny dots are either sediment or tiny daphnia swimming around.|